The Oxford university has been based in 1167 when king Henry of that time II Plantaganet, the decree has forbidden students to study from England in France, and has confirmed the first university on British isles.
There are such faculties in Oxford University: Physical and mathematical Mehaniko-technical The biological The medical The anthropological The geographical The legal The theological The humanities Sociological sciences Philosophies The linguistic Arts The historical faculty.
Staff and qualification of teaching structure in Oxford are also worthy praise words. Among professors of university of 70 members of the Royal society, more than hundred members are of the British Academy. Thus at university the system guardianship when the expert in the chosen direction of preparation is fixed to each student is used.
Students have possibility a considerable quantity of time to devote to leisure to their services more than 300 circles on interests. Traditionally steadfast attention in Oxford is given to sports as to a useful and prestigious kind of rest.
But the most prestigious Oxford sport there is a rowing on the eights. Each college has some commands of different level. Dream of each oarsman a command of the higher university league blues, or "blue" which annually in March is measured by forces with contenders from Cambridge in race across Thames. This old tradition has for British not smaller value, than ancient universities. Any sports oppositions with the Cambridge university are – too an important part of public life in Oxford.
Academic year here lasts three trimesters and eight weeks. It is necessary to hand over examinations only final upon termination of a course, necessarily in writing. The doctor of the Oxford university acquires the right to put after the surname an addition «Oxon», from an English word «Oxonian»
Among graduates of Oxford: philosophers Thomas Gobbs and John Lock; writers Dzhonatan Swift, Oscar Uald, Tolkien, Oldos Haksli; physicists Stephen Hoking and Tim Berners-whether (the inventor of the World wide web); politicians Indira Gandi and Margaret Thatcher. The list of the outstanding people who have got education here is possible to continue and continue.