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“Lovely little garden”
Review of Nuffield College

Nuffield College
Ranked #75 of 144 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: Founded in 1937 and located in the heart of Oxford, this small postgraduate college specializes in Economics, Politics and Sociology.
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I popped in here on the way past, the public are allowed in the quadrangle it was a very pretty little garden and the building itself is quite nice. Worth popping in if you are passing.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Incredible to step through the doors from the hustle & bustle of Oxford to the peace & tranquility of the college. Beautiful architecture & landscaping. Worth a visit if you get chance.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

This is a modern college of interesting architectural design but htere's not a lot to see that can't be viewed from street level.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Founded by Lord Nuffield who was the William Morris of Morris Motors and MG (Morris Garages) fame. He chose the village of Nuffield near Henley both for his latter-day home (as Nuffield Place) and his title after he became a Viscount. The home was recently under threat but the National Trust amongst others has stepped in to save it. The college seems to do pretty well but has rather chosen to dis-own its founder of late even though he also gave his Nuffield Place home to the college as part of his estate.

Morris gave money freely and easily to a variety of health and educational causes within his own lifetime and this college built at the terminus point of the original Oxford Canal is just one of his legacies. (See also, for example, his contributions to the success of the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital). The college is built to a traditional formal layout and executed in smooth simple block-like structures largely devoid of external decoration.

This college is a fittingly big tribute to his efforts that for better or worse changed Oxford from a sleepy university town into a city that along with the other great motor industry locations, Coventry and Luton. actually prospered during the inter-war period.

Curiously little about Morris in Oxford - see the Museum of Oxford and there is a semi-permanent display of Oxford-built Morris cars and memorabilia at the Oxford Bus Museum, near Bladon, Woodstock, Oxon. Part of his motor empire survives in Oxford where the former Pressed Steel car body plant is now home to the BMW Mini car production site (and a separate attraction in its own right).

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile
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Date of experience: September 2016
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