Established in the thirteenth century as a group of monastic colleges, Oxford University is the oldest English speaking university in the world. It is also the only remaining British university to educate child prodigies.
All but two British Prime Ministers have studied there and other famous students include Rupert Murdoch and Bill Clinton.
Most of the 41 colleges and halls (where people live, work and study) are open to the public at certain times. It’s also worth simply wandering around the grounds and viewing the buildings – and of course, the famous “Bridge of Sighs”.