Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has been taking place in Oxford since 1096.
Former Oxford students include 25 British Prime Ministers; at least 30 international leaders; 47 Nobel Prize winners; six current holders of the Order of Merit; at least 6 kings, 12 saints and 20 Archbishops of Canterbury; some 50 Olympic medal winners; 10 Chief Executive Officers and 9 Chairmen of UK FTSE 100 companies.
Courses are academic rather than vocational.
Oxford excels across the board in both sciences and arts subjects.