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CORPUS CHRISTPS SPLENDID SUNDIAL AND THE QUADRANGLEOF JESUS COLLEGE

CORPUS CHRISTPS SPLENDID SUNDIAL AND THE QUADRANGLEOF JESUS COLLEGE

In the front quadrangle at Corpus Christi (left) is the famous sundial put up, according to the date on it, in 1581 by Charles Turnbull, fellow of the College. Above the shaft are the arms of the University, Henry VII and of Bishops Oldham and Foxe, carved in the stone.It was Richard Foxe, Bishop of Winchester, who founded the College, with the financial help of his friend, Bishop Oldham. Thisquadrangle dates from the early sixteenth century. Jesus College (right) owes its origin to Doctor Hugh ap Rice, who obtained Queen Elizabeth's sanction for the work. She, in granting the Charter, took on herself the title of founder. From the nationality of the real founder this has always been a primarily Welsh College.

Other pictures from Oxford and Its Colleges


MAGDALEN TOWER, WHERE CHORISTERS SING ON MAY MORNING

STATELY WALLS OF THE CLARENDON BUILDING AND THE CIRCULAR SHELDONIAN THEATRE

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