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By DonMartini @ 2006-09-09 08:04:46
The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The university traces its roots back to at least the end of the 11th century, although the exact date of foundation remains unclear. This dating would make its duration now equal to Plato's Academy (400s BC to AD 500s). According to legend, after riots between students and townsfolk broke out in 1209, some of the academics at Oxford fled north-east to the town of Cambridge, where the University of Cambridge was founded. The two universities have since had a long history of competition with each other, and are the most selective universities in the UK. (see Oxbridge rivalry).

Oxford is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the Coimbra Group (a network of leading European universities), the League of European Research Universities, and is also a core member of the Europaeum. Oxford is ranked 4th in the latest edition (2005) of the Times Higher World University Rankings.
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@ 2006-09-09 08:39:19
In the middle of the picture you can see the Bodleian Library. This is the main research library of the Oxford University.
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@ 2008-10-02 08:43:05
Specifically it's the Radcliffe Camera, one of the sites of the Bodleian library housing english, history and theology collections and reading rooms. The bulk of the Bodleian library's collection is housed both underground and at other sites around the city.