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Find the Morse pubs on a free walking tour of Oxford. Book Now ➡️ http://ow.ly/Jfu830dIGDI

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Want to know about Oxford students getting trashed?

The tradition started in the 1990s and sees friends of students taking their finals wait outside the back of the Examination Schools in Oxford city centre.As their chums emerge, they blast them with silly string and shaving foam before plying each other with alcohol - usually Champagne.

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Learn how Oxford Students get trashed.

The tradition started in the 1990s and sees friends of students taking their finals wait outside the back of the Examination Schools in Oxford city centre.As their chums emerge, they blast them with silly string and shaving foam before plying each other with alcohol - usually Champagne.

Learn more about Oxford student jinks, traditions and anecdotal tales on a Wander Oxford Walking Tour Book Now ➡️ http://ow.ly/PZXp30cu6Gv

#Oxford #trashing #oxforduniversity #walkingtour #daysout

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Endeavour new series being filmed inside the Bodleian and Broad Street (outside the Clarendon Building) today. The legend of Colin Dexter and Inspector Morse lives strong.

#inspectormorse #Endeavour #shaunevans #rogerallam #Oxford #colindexter
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The mallard relates to Oxford’s most mysterious college ‘All Souls’, which is closed to undergraduates and reserved exclusively for the crème de la crème of the Oxford University community (its members are all Fellows).

Quite at odds with its revered image and the presence of so many members of the academic elite is a tradition known as the Mallard Song, a peculiar little ditty that’s only sung once a century, accompanying an even stranger ceremony held in the college.

The Fellows – all leading academics – are said to process around All Souls’ College carrying flaming torches. At the front of this odd procession is someone dressed as the “Lord Mallard”, carried in a chair, and it’s led by someone carrying a wooden duck tied to a pole (they used to use a dead duck). What is all this weirdness in aid of, one might well ask. Apparently, it dates to the building of the college, in 1437, when a giant mallard is said to have flown away from the college’s foundations. It’s going to be a while before the next such ceremony, though; the last one was held in 2001, so the next one won’t be until 2101.

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Matriculation is a ceremony where students formally join Oxford University.
All students are required to do this when they are admitted to the University, unless they are Visiting or Exchange Students.

The main matriculation ceremony takes place at the Sheldonian Theatre on the Saturday of First Week of Michaelmas Term and instructions are sent to newcomers before they come to University, and again before the ceremony itself. Full academic dress “Sub Fusc” is required at the ceremony.

There are small matriculation ceremonies at the end of each term to matriculate students who are admitted after the start of Michaelmas Term, or who may have been given special permission to matriculate later.

Learn about matriculation, see the Sheldonian Theatre and much more on a free walking tour of Oxford with Wander Oxford Walking Tours http://ow.ly/y0NH30ceqR2

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Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Monday?
Why not join us on a free walking tour of Oxford? Join us and see the beautiful historic sites of Oxford, see filming locations, learn the history and much more. A great way to get out, get some exercise and enjoy all Oxford has to offer. We will also leave you with plenty of ideas of what to do after the tour. Book on our website today. Spaces are limited. www.wanderoxford.co.uk

#maybankholiday #Oxford #oxfordwalkingtour #daysout #familydayout #freewalkingtour
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There were a lot of crazy ideas and cures to ward off the Black Death. In the 16th Century, the Christ Church College doctor prescribed potato peels as a preventative measure. After eating potato peels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, the students of the college revolted. A piece of graffiti protesting the diet is burned into one of the college’s doors, saying “No Peel”, it was once thought this was related to the prescription of potatoes but has been proven to be a protest against the election of John Peel as Prime Minister.
#oxford #potato #didyouknow #funfact
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On May 1 at 6:00 AM every year, the Magdalen College choir sings in Latin from Magdalen Tower to celebrate the beginning of spring. A large public crowd will gather to listen and the singing is followed by much dancing. Best of all, the pubs all open at 6:00 AM as well to serve beer and breakfast.
#mayday #oxford #magdalen
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