Light or Darkness? You choose (University of Oxford, Oxfordshire England)

Friday June 1, 2018

If you are dreaming to obtain a postgraduate degree or are simply a fan of Hollywood’s blockbuster fiction movies, the best place to go is to the place where “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia” begun. In the University of Oxford. It is a massive place steeped in history, adventure, learning and architecture. One article will not give justice to convince anyone that this is one place to include in a bucket list. I went there with beaming excitement. The University of Oxford The University of Oxford rose to prominence in the 1220’s. The university has no known founding date. Teaching existed in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from going to the University of Paris. The early history of Oxford as it was known was based upon the importance of Theology and the Liberal Arts it also gave more serious attention to the study of Physical Science than the University of Paris. In the 13th century the strength of the University’s academe was in the field of Theology. The grandest of most medieval buildings at that time were church buildings. There was Eucharist or communion and mass every day to honour the Son of God. That is why when I came to visit the church building’s imposing presence was to be seen everywhere. Oxford was a centre for intellectual debates, with scholars involved in religious and political disputes. “The Lord is My Light” is on the Oxford University coat of arms. One of the most learned theologians alive, Doctor Robert Tillman, (D. Phil. Oxford University 1977) tweeted, “Oxford University was born when there was a sense of the fear of God in the land, hence their foundation...... Read more on Full Issue!

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