Keble College, Oxford – A Visitor’s Guide

Planning a trip to Keble College, Oxford? Here’s what you need to know before you visit one of Oxford’s most esteemed colleges.

It’s official, Keble College will knock your socks off – and we’re not just saying that because we’ve got an alumni within our troops. Promise.

The Victorian-Gothic masterpiece is often left out of many Oxford tourist lists and we can’t for the life of us figure out why.

Take a Peek at Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World 

The picture has two lights shown. The lantern is the light of conscience, and the light around the head is the light of salvation.

See the Biggest Dining Hall in Oxford 

Think long wooden benches surrounded by magical portraits of iconic people from Kebel’s past. It’s practically the Great Dining Hall from Harry Potter.

Keble College’s History 

Founded by John Keble, the college’s first purpose was to create an Oxford education available to “gentlemen wishing to live economically”.

Keble College Architecture 

The college design was Butterfield’s masterpiece, the different colour bricks, stonework, and encaustic tiles are arranged in such a lively yet professional way.

Oxford’s Friendliest College or An Ugly Eyesore?

Regardless of any different views of the college, what we can say for sure is that Keble is striking and has made a real name for itself in history.

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