Many people think you would find a specific building going to Oxford. Well, this is a part of the university.
About Hertford College
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'As the Hart Panteth After the Water Brooks' is a translation of the bizarre motto for Hertford College Oxford. This text otherwise features in a motet by Herbert Howells. The history of this college is distinctly odd too, being the only one to have been...More
t's bridge is what it's famous for. But since you're already there, why not drop by inside to have a look? It is a small college, but it is nice and can be entered for free. You cannot walk to the bridge though.
With its main gate on Catte Street across from the Bodleian, Hertford's buildings were originally built for Magdalen Hall. Hertfordwas formally incorporated in 1874. The two wings on the front were joined by a hall over the gate by the architect Sir Thomas Jackson, who...More
When you pass-by the famous " Bridge of Sighs " that connects the old and new quads of Hertford College, just dont simply walked-in.... stop... take a click ....smile.... it reminds one of its resemblance in the city of Venice !
Hertford College is definitely underpublicized as a tourist attraction. We saw the Bridge of Sighs, but were not really primed to see and enjoy anything else. Perhaps it was a mistake to just hurry on over to the Bodleian Library after barely a glance at...More
It was a really nice college. The building, the Quad and even the students are friendly and polite. The Bridge of Sighs is really a landmark and since it is very close to Bodleian Library, it was convenient. The evensong at New College though is...More
When we visited Oxford it was the day for prospective students to visit the colleges and most of them were closed to tourists. We only had one day there and were allowed to visit Hertford college which was a great experience. Such nice people and...More
Be sure to ask the porter if you can go into the chapel and see the Tyndale stained glass window that is dedicated to Bible translators throughout history. Really beautiful.
Most people remember Hertford for the Bridge of Sighs. It's also very handy for the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Square with the famous Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, Blackwell's Bookshops and other nearby colleges. The Holywell Music Room is very close by, too.