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Oxford Brookes University

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Overview of Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is a public university based in Oxford, England. It can trace its roots back to 1865 when it was established as the Oxford School of Art. In 1992, it became a university and was renamed to honor its former principal, John Henry Brookes. The University is split into four faculties: Business, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Technology, Design and Environment. In 2011, Oxford Brookes University was Oxfordshire’s sixth biggest employer.

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Location

Oxford Brookes University is based on three campuses in and around Oxford, all of which can be accessed by public transport. The direct intersite bus service runs all year round. Oxford is located in the south of England with excellent transport links to other regional centres. Trains run every fifteen minutes from London to Oxford, and the journey time is about one hour. Oxford is a small town known for the elegance of its university architecture. With Oxford University also in the area, Oxford has a large student community and a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and other services that cater for students ‘ needs.

Alumni
  • Edward Abel – cricketer
  • Prince Azim of Brune
  • Liam Brown – author
  • Daniel Battsek – film producer and executive
Fun Facts
  • Buildings are likely to be acquainted to fans of Harry Potter's films, which used Oxford as a filming location for many scenes.
  • The town was named around AD 900 as a river crossing (or "ford") for oxen. It was later destroyed during the invasion of 1066, when William the Conqueror took over England.
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