Lincoln College

Lincoln College, Oxford: Address, Phone Number, Lincoln College Reviews: 4.5/5

Lincoln College
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Tony B
Daventry, UK330 contributions
Good example of Oxford colleges
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a well kept and relatively compact college dating back to 1427 when it was started by the bishop of Lincoln. The quadrangle has a superb grapevine around the walls. The highlight for me though was to go up staircase 2 to see John Wesley's room which is behind a glass doorway.
Written 2 October 2018
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Dave_Cowley_Road
Oxford, UK948 contributions
small, intimate college
Sep 2018 • Solo
Lincoln College is usually open in the afternoons but like all of the colleges this is unpredictable. There is no charge to enter. I visited when many colleges opened for public visiting in early September. This is a lovely little college with quite an intimate feel. There are 2 small quads, hall and chapel. I was very fortunate to visit the library, in a lovely old 18th century church building, which is usually closed to visitors.
Written 26 September 2018
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Richard S
Bracknell, UK560 contributions
A glimpse into the hallowed corridors of academia-wonderful
Apr 2018 • Friends
The ivy clad buildings ooze history, you can imagine the famous people who have studied here, John Le Carre, Suzannah Lipscomb, Emily Mortimer and the husband of the current prime minister, are some. The walkways echo to the sounds of past and present alumni who have been able to live and work in these beautiful places.
Written 3 April 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,847 contributions
Magnificent
Mar 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely little college that is definitely worth a visit. Access was very easy and the church is magnificent with the glass door in commemoration of John Wesley making it extra special. It is very well preserved with well groomed lawns and flower beds.
Written 27 March 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,268 contributions
Great architecture
Feb 2018 • Couples
Lincoln college was founded by the bishop of Lincoln in 1427 and is located in the heart of Oxford city. The library is inside an old church and is an experience to visit.
Written 4 February 2018
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Methymna
London, UK347 contributions
Traditional Oxford College
Nov 2017 • Couples
Lincoln College, approaching its 600th anniversary, is an architectural gem. The lawns alone are worthy of a special visit. New construction has been blended beautifully with medieval buildings. All of this aside from the ongoing academic strength of the Lincoln College community.
Written 10 January 2018
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Kyle S
968 contributions
Oldest Working Medieval Kitchen
Dec 2017 • Couples
Founded in 1427 by the Bishop of Lincoln, this college has beautiful quads, chapel, and library. The windows in the chapel are enameled not stained glass.The kitchen is. medieval and the college as a whole preserves the character of a 15th century college. Notable alumni are John Wesley, John Le Carrie, and Dr Seuss, Theodor Geisel.
Written 1 January 2018
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KAW687
London, UK1,911 contributions
Welsey's college
Aug 2017 • Friends
Small college. Only college whose hall was open to visit. Could look through etched glass doors into chapel. Free entry.
Written 4 October 2017
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Lincoln O
Astoria, NY69 contributions
Great summer visit!
Aug 2017 • Friends
My sister studied at Lincoln for the summer so I went to visit and tour the city. Very Impressed with the grounds and staff. My sister stayed in a dorm room right above the room where John Wesley lived (who went on to be a cofounder of the Methodist church). I got to hang out in a student lounge, see a grad ceremony from sister's program, and visit the famous basement bar for the after party. I saw the carving there of the famous Lincoln Imp, who looks kind of like Gollum. Lincoln is next to Exeter and around the corner from the Radcliffe Camera. You can walk anywhere in central Oxford easily from Lincoln, and Turl street has some high end shopping across the street from the entrance. There is a great coffee bar too, get there when it opens at 10am as it fills up quickly! The Covered Market is around the corner, more food and shopping, and Turl street connects Broad street and High street. My hotel was a short 15 minute walk from Lincoln but we found out colleges can rent rooms when students aren't there, which is an option as many hotels are small and get booked well in advance.
Oh, among the famous alumni are Dr. Seuss and Rachel Maddow.
A great visit and I loved the college and the city!
Written 28 August 2017
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futtock21
London, UK10,471 contributions
Library in a deconscrated church
Jun 2017 • Solo
Although founded in 1427 Lincoln College is only Oxford's ninth oldest college. Its full title included a reference to Saint Mary which was unfortunate given two other colleges now New and Oriel respectively were originally known as St. Mary's. Lincoln is a better name as it recalls not only its original benefactor the Bishop of Lincoln, but also a later holder of that office who supported it later in the same century rescuing it from its association with the losing side in the Wars of the Roses. It boasts one of the oldest working medieval kitchens. In the 18th century it became a bastion of Methodism. It was the first Oxford college to establish a graduate common room. The Front Quad dates from the 15th century and contains the dining hall and the site of the original library. The Church Quad dates from 1605-31; Grove Quad from the 19th century. Perhaps its most striking feature is the library created within the deconsecrated All Saints' Church in 1971. Alumni include dodgy crime writer John Le Carre and German lozenge manufacturer Dr. Seuss, infamous for morphing into his own trade name.
Written 23 June 2017
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