Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous around the world for its place in history, university and imposing display of elite education.
The rivers Cherwell and Thames run through Oxford and meet south of the city centre. For a distance of some 10 miles (16 km) along the river, in the vicinity of Oxford, the Thames is known as The Isis.
Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every British architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by the poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford’s University buildings.
Please find more information about Oxford on the official website of the City of Oxford.
University of Oxford and the Colleges
- The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, which is composed of thirty-nine colleges, has served nobles, future leaders and scholars for over 750 years.
- You’ll see students in traditional gowns breezing past on old-fashioned bikes, local pubs, and many corner bookstalls lend Oxford its unique character.
- Today the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town, full of energetic students, while the romantic side of Oxford can still be found everywhere. Walk down the long sweep of the High, one of England’s most famous streets, to capture the history and magic that this city embodies like no other.
- The programme will be held at the prestigious Oriel College at the University of Oxford, where classroom study is interwoven with a field trip to London, where participants will be invited to the headquarters of one of the “magic circle” law firms and the Royal Courts of Justice.
- Delegates will experience the world of international law and business through CBL International’s practical approach of education, including law and business lectures, company and law firm presentations, as well as visits to tourist attractions and landmarks throughout the United Kingdom.