This is another wonderful college worthy visiting. I am aware that Oxford is practically build of colleges and churches, but Merton College is one of these really worthy visiting.
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A very informative tour given by a current student, who brought humour into her fact giving and made the place come alive (both past and present). Apart from a wander round the quads we saw the Chapel and the old Library which were both fascinating.
Saw the queue for Christ Church, went to Merton. In the Chapel, a master was tuning the piano; the acoustics were stunning. Very interesting College, a peaceful and enjoyable visit with few people. Very nice gardens. Far from the madding crowd ;-)
Walk around Merton collage said to be the oldest collage in oxford university sadly my periscope did not save to my phone, however you can view it with the link here <a href="https://www.periscope.tv/JYparadoxchild/1DXxyZZynrvKM" target="_blank">Merton collage</a> <!--more--> On this trip I did not get to look...More
I recently stayed at Merton College at the University of Oxford. The trip was coordinated via Smithsonian Journeys. I've always wanted to go to Oxford and was finally able to take a class here. The dorm room was early '60s and the plumbing was, as...More
A small but perfectly formed college worthy of attention for being the oldest college in Oxford or Cambridge. There is an argument but Merton has the oldest Royal Charter that is the template for all Oxbridge colleges. Its grounds are prize winning. The chapel is...More
We went to a free lunchtime organ recital at Merton College Chapel by renowned organist, Hans Leitner, organist and cathedral vicar at the Munich Frauenkirchein. The chapel organ is most impressive.
The evening we went they were doing the special mass for the Queen's birthday. We attended the service (Church of England) and the choir was very impressive. There were 30 in the choir and with them singing and the organ there were no need for...More
Do visit this exceptional beautiful college. Climb the stairs for the view. It is an oasis just a bit hidden at the a small steet behind High Street.
The trompe l'oeille chapel. where the chancel is truncated but the rest of it painted to resemble it is interesting; the gardens are very good and there's plenty of ghosts to learn about.