Merton College

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Merton College
The House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford
motto Qui Timet Deum Faciet Bona
founding 1264
Sponsorship University of Oxford
place Oxford
country United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Warden Martin J. Taylor
Students Undergraduates : 302
Postgraduates : 298
Annual budget £ 264.0 million (2018)
University sports Rowing club
Website Homepage

The Merton College of Oxford University is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford.

The English Lord Chancellor Walter of Merton (* around 1205, † 1277) founded Merton in 1264, which is characterized by its beautiful buildings. Mob Library , the college library, is the oldest continuously used library in the world. It is housed in the Mob Quad , the oldest of the square buildings known for Oxford colleges. An original carving from 1418 adorns the gate tower, and the magnificent stained glass windows of the chapel depict apostles and saints. The unusual vaulted ceiling shows the coat of arms of Henry VII .

Merton College has many celebrities among its former students and fellows, including TS Eliot , JRR Tolkien , Theodor W. Adorno , Olwen Hufton, and Andrew Wiles .

Web links

Commons : Merton College  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Merton College: Annual Report and Financial Statements: Year ended 31 July 2018 (PDF)

Coordinates: 51 ° 45 ′ 4 "  N , 1 ° 15 ′ 7"  W.