university of oxford

The University is the oldest in the English-speaking world and lays claim to nine centuries of continuous existence.

new college

Despite its name, the history of New College goes back 620 years. Founded as “The College of St Mary”, it became known as “The New College of St Mary”, as it was built some 40 years later than it namesake St Mary's College (now known as Oriel College).

Its founder, William of Wykeham (ca 1320-1404) was Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, a government position equivalent to the current Prime Minister. Among his achievements were the building of St George's Chapel and much of Windsor Castle, and the financing of continuous war with France. New College was his solution to the problem of finding talented young men of humble origins and good education to serve both church and state as he had.

Today New College is known not only for its academic achievements (previous fellows include GH Hardy and Isaiah Berlin), but most certainly for its beautiful quads and gardens, its magnificent chapel and a choir of international reputation.

inorganic chemistry laboratory

The Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory is one of three laboratories comprising the Department of Chemistry of the University of Oxford, the largest Chemistry Department in the western world. Oxford's Department of Chemistry has a long history of research in magnetic resonance, starting with Rex Richards who was the first in Europe to apply NMR to chemical problems, followed by Keith McLauchlan, one of the pioneers of both time-domain EPR and Spin Chemistry, and Ray Freeman who devised many of the pulse sequences now used routinely by NMR spectroscopists around the world.

Inorganic Chemistry


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