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Why Oxford?

TownS.jpgOxford is home to the most ancient and famous university in the English-speaking world.  It has both extraordinary academic assets and a wealth of cultural activities that are open to Middlebury-CMRS students.  There is so much to do in Oxford that it is hard to be bored.

Through their status as associate members of Keble College, Middlebury-CMRS semester students are entitled to join College clubs as well as a huge variety of University clubs and societies.

ChristChurchMeadowD.JPGThere are several world-famous museums and art galleries in Oxford, such as the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers, the Natural History Museum and Museum of the History of Science.  In addition there are extensive offerings of music and drama, not least in the two professional theatres, the Playhouse and the New Theatre.

Virtually every major world religion has a worshipping community in Oxford.

TownA.jpgThe city is also a commercial centre, which offers excellent shopping, restaurants and sports facilities.

And if you need a break or want to explore, Oxford is ideally placed for easy access to London and to airports, rail and coach stations for weekend visits to the continent, Ireland or other parts of the United Kingdom.

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