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Entrance to New College Oxford

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Highlights
  • Explore the New College at England’s world-renowned Oxford University
  • Admire the exceptional architecture throughout your tour
  • Learn of its rich and fascinating history and how it was built
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Price Per Person   $6.45
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New College has one of the largest sites in central Oxford, but part of its charm is that it is essentially hidden. Our Founder, William of Wykeham, assembled a whole series of parcels of land within the medieval city wall, but from the outside the College is difficult to penetrate.
The original entrance was in New College Lane. This gatehouse carries the statues of the Founder, together with the Virgin Mary, to whom the College is dedicated, and the Archangel Gabriel. Above are the Warden's Lodgings, still today in their original position.

The Dining Hall

The Hall, magnificently restored in 2015, with the medieval kitchen beneath it, is one of the grandest (and tallest) in Oxford or Cambridge. Its Tudor panelling was given by our old member, Archbishop Warham, in the early 16th century.

The Chapel and Ante-Chapel

The soaring Ante-Chapel gives access to the Chapel itself, forming a 'T'-shape which subsequently became familiar in Oxford and Cambridge colleges. The spectacular reredos is a very successful recreation of the original; and the medieval stained glass is some of the finest surviving anywhere. The Founder's Crozier is displayed in a case - a masterpiece of medieval silver gilt, enamel and jewels. Jacob Epstein's moving statue of Lazarus stands in the Ante-Chapel.
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  • Entry to New College Oxford