1. University of Oxford (1096)
Out in front by a country mile is the University of Oxford – and it’s not even close. It’s so old that we aren’t even sure exactly when it was founded. All we know is that teaching has been taking place on the site of the university since at least 1096, which makes it the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Explore many of its iconic colleges on our fantastic tour of Oxford & Cambridge universities.