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Hertford College

Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW, England
+44 1865 279400
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Founded in 1282 by Elias de Hertford, this Oxford College has educated many leading figures in British life over the centuries including John Donne, the 17th-century poet, Thomas Hobbs, political philosopher, and Jonathan Swift, famous satirist.
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Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW, England
+44 1865 279400
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Many people think you would find a specific building going to Oxford. Well, this is a part of the university.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

'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

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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.

Thank Danupon
Reviewed 4 November 2015

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

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 4 September 2015

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 !

Thank Rainbowtravelgirl
Reviewed 9 October 2014

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

1  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 28 May 2014

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

1  Thank donyarosa
Reviewed 3 July 2013

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

Thank Juliadrusilla
Reviewed 29 September 2012

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.

2  Thank CNAS
Reviewed 25 July 2012

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.

Thank Astronomer
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