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THE COLLEGE

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THE COLLEGE

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Monkeys teaching cats--seems unnatural!
Chris: Cats teaching monkeys would be weirder..
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jan 2018, 01:21
Your old school, Chris?
Chris: Magdalen College Oxford

Magdalen College was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor. The founder's statutes included provision for a choral foundation of men and boys (a tradition that has continued to the present day) and made reference to the pronunciation of the name of the college in English. The college received another substantial endowment from the estate of Sir John Fastolf of Caister Castle in Norfolk (1380–1459). Another unrelated college named Magdalen Hall adjacent to Magdalen College eventually became part of Hertford College.

Magdalen's prominence since the mid-20th century owes much to such famous fellows as C. S. Lewis and A. J. P. Taylor, and its academic success to the work of such dons as Thomas Dewar Weldon. Women were first admitted to the college in 1979. In 2015, Magdalen topped Oxford's Norrington Table of college undergraduate examination results.

So sayeth Wiki..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2018, 06:25
We have SC als college for the oldies! There ist some interesting guttering!
Chris: There aresome fine things to look at up there Philine
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2018, 07:09
sorry, gutteridge! Are we in Oxford?
Chris: Magdalen College Oxford
Un collège très ancien surement à  voir la porte d'entrée
Bon dimanche
Chris: A famous college - Magdalen - in Oxford
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Jan 2018, 07:24
Magnifique architecture.
Chris: Indeed so, thank you Martine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2018, 07:58
A very grand setting. I thought at first that this may have been some of the less-important buildings in your country estate. Teaching cats is probably is probably only slightly easier than trying to herd them.
Chris: By and large cats do not require teaching, they have their own agendas
A fine seat of learning how to run the country into the ground
Chris: Magdalen in Oxford, I tour the city for at least a day every early summer. It is a wonderful place
teaching cats...ha

herding cats...impossible

seeing this image reminds me of the varied classical colleges I have wandered around during my various visits to the UK beginning in 1977 and especially when you and Chad toured me around Bath in 2008.
Chris: That's nice Alan
I thought it must be Oxford, I've only been there a couple of times whilst I grew up only a few miles from Cambridge, and Sir R.Trim no doubt, and I did't recognise this at all.
Chris: A lot of these colleges are none too keen on private visits from the public
Essential schooling for maintaining the establishment network
Chris: Which is why you are where you are, rather than sweeping the streets..
i like yor point od view Chris....petersmile
Chris: Thank you Peter
Really austere, like a college must be

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