Oxford – The Beautiful City of Dreams

2017.01.30
Oxford – The Beautiful City of Dreams

United Kingdom, also known as UK actually consists of four countries. Which are England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Of course, the most famous one is England because that is where the capital city of UK is located. Then, inside England, there is a small city called Oxford. With a population of around 159,994 people, Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and part of Oxfordshire. The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London.

This city is famous for its Oxford University, which is one of the best universities in the world. However, there are also other great educational institutions, such as Oxford Brookes University, Cheney School, The Dragon School, Oxford High School and also Magdalen College School. Numerous famous people were graduated from one of these institutions. Some of them worked as architects, musicians, actors, actresses, writers, and politicians.

Beside all of them, I would tell some of the Oxford graduates that is really audible in our ears, they are Emma Watson, Bill Clinton, and also don’t forget one of our best singer, Maudy Ayunda. Well, first I will give some information from:

  • Emma Watson (Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, 15 April 1990; age 26 years) is an actress and model who came from England. Watson is famous for playing the character of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series since the age of nine. She was accepted in Brown University, USA. Then, she continued her study in Oxford University, England in English literature major.
  • William Jefferson”Bill”Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton was Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and Arkansas Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. He was graduated from law major.
  • Ayunda Faza Maudya, who is more recognizable with her stage nameMaudy Ayunda, was born 19 December 1994, is an Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress. After graduated from theBritish International School and achieving remarkable result for her International Baccalaureate Diploma , Maudy is currently studying at Oxford University taking a course called Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Still related to this topic, now, let’s talk about historical building around Oxford. We can mention that they are The Bodleian Library and The Sheldonian Theater. Here some a little information from all of these historical buildings:

  • TheBodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second largest library in Britain after theBritish Library.
  • TheSheldonian Theatre, located inOxford, England, was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. It is used for music concerts, lectures and University ceremonies, but not for drama until 2015 when the Christ Church Dramatic Society staged a production of The Crucible.

From all of these little things from Oxford, I really recommend you to continue your study in Oxford, England. Whether it is for high school or college. Why? Because we know there are a lot of good institutions and the environment there is really suitable for students from around the world. Or maybe you want to spend your holiday with your beloved person there. Besides that, Oxford is also a quite city so it can help you to learn a something new. Well, we know from our English accent, British and American are totally different, and British accent will be harder to master than American accent. But, from now you can try to learn their accent in Indonesia. How? From the basic step is to listen to BBC radio and watch the BBC TV Channel, I think it could help us to understand what they really are talking about.

For you all who interest to continue your study in Oxford, here I write down some tips that you have to prepare from now! Good luck!

  1. The undergraduate program (S1) at the University of Oxford and the universities in the UK in general require a high school diploma is the equivalent in the UK, usually called A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Diploma of some schools in Indonesia which has a program A-level or IB can be use to register. For the full requirements can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford.

2.      If you already fulfilled all above the requirements, registration with the Oxford can be done through UCAS www.ucas.com. 3.      Registration at Oxford selection phase consists of: (1) selection of documents (via UCAS), (2) a written test for some majors, (3) written work for most majors, and (4) the interview. Details on the selection process can be seen in http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/applying-to-oxford***

 

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