Brasenose College Oxford, England

Founded in 1509 (and named for a brass knocker shaped like a lion's nose), Brasenose College occupies three attractive quads just off Radcliffe Square. Its 17th-century chapel has splendid painted fan vaults.

Brasenose College: Chapel Quad
Holly Hayes

Facts & Stats

Id
248888
Best Known As
Brasenose College
Full Name
Brasenose College
Also Known As
B.N.C.
King's Hall and College of Brasenose
Coordinates
51.753055° N, 1.254668° W  (map)

Contact Info

Address
Radcliffe Square
OX1 4AJ
Phone
01865 277 830

Timeline

1333
Brasenose knocker stolen Brasenose College
1509
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1613
A giant visits Brasenose College Brasenose College
1882
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1890
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Description

Brasenose College has an intimate and cozy feel that is typical of the smaller late medieval colleges. It is clustered around three main quadrangles, none very large. Entrance to the college is from Radcliffe Square.

Further Resources

  1. Tyack, Geoffrey. Oxford: An Architectural Guide, pp. 71-72.
  2. Pevsner, Sir Nikolaus and Jennifer Sherwood. Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp. 105-07.
  3. Geoffrey Tyack, and Geoffrey Tyack. Blue Guide Oxford & Cambridge, 6th ed., pp. 57-58.
  4. Official Website of Brasenose College. Official source.