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All Nations Bible College
   was founded by   
Godfrey Buxton
Founded in 1923 in Upper Norwood in south-east London as the Missionary Training Colony to train missionaries for service in foreign Christian missions.
All Souls College
   was founded by   
Henry Chichele
Founded in 1438 by Henry VI of England and Henry Chicele who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1414 to 1443. the full name is "The Warden and College of the Souls of all Faithful People deceased in the University of Oxford". it is one of constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
Bedales School
   was founded by   
John Haden Badley
Founded in 1893 it is considered possibly the first coeducational public boarding school in England.
Brasenose College
   was founded by   
Richard Sutton & William Smyth
Founded in 1509. originally called Brazen Nose College. full name "The King's Hall and College of Brasenose". it is a constituent college of the University of Oxford.
Christ's College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
Lady Margaret Beaufort
Founded in 1505 when Henry VII became King and his mother Lady Margaret refounded and enlarged God's House, Cambridge with a royal charter from the King. it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Lady Margaret Hall, the first women's college at the University of Oxford, was named in her honour.
Clare College
   was founded by   
Richard Badew
The college was founded as University Hall, Cambridge in 1326. Badew was a Vice Chancellor and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in the 14th century. it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
   was founded by   
Richard Foxe
Founded in 1517 and played a major role in the translation of the King James Bible. a school specialising in the Classics. it is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
Dulwich College
   was founded by   
Edward Alleyn
Founded in 1619. an independent school for boys in Dulwich, south-east London. It is one of the largest independent schools in England. Alleyn was a successful Elizabethan actor.
Durham School
   was founded by   
Thomas Langley
Founded in 1414. Langley was the longest serving Chancellor of England in the Middle Ages. the school is is an independent British day and boarding school for girls and boys (age 3-18) in Durham.
Emmanuel College
   was founded by   
Walter Mildmay
Founded in 1584 as a college of training for Protestant preachers. Mildmay was an English stateman and a Puritan and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer of England under Queen Elizabeth I. one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge.
Exeter College, Oxford
   was founded by   
Walter De Stapledon
Founded in 1314 by Walter de Stapeldon of Devon, Bishop of Exeter and later treasurer to Edward II, as a school to educate clergy. it is one of constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
Gonville and Caius College
   was founded by   
Edmund Gonville and John Caius
Founded originally in 1348 as Gonville Hall by Edmund Gonville and refounded in 1557 as Gonville and Caius College by John Keys who "latinised" his last name to Caius after studying in Italy. it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
Highgate School
   was founded by   
Roger Cholmeley
Founded in 1565 as the "Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley, Knight at Highgate" under a patent from Elizabeth I. it is a British independent school in Highgate, London.
Jesus College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
John Alcock
Founded in 1496. formal name is "The College of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John the Evangelist and the glorious Virgin Saint Radegund, near Cambridge". it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. the Jesus Chapel which was founded in the 11th century is the oldest building in Cambridge still in use.
King's College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
King Henry VI
Founded in 1441 with the formal name "The King's College of Our Lady and St. Nicholas in Cambridge". it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
Lincoln College, Oxford
   was founded by   
Richard Fleming
Founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming the Bishop of Lincoln.
Merton College, Oxford
   was founded by   
Walter De Merton, Bishop of Rochester
Founded in 1264, it is considered one of the oldest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
Oriel College
   was founded by   
Adam De Brome
Founded in 1324 it is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. formed under the patronage of Edward II it was called the "House or Hall of the Blessed Mary at Oxford". two famous graduates were John Keble and John Henry Newman founders of the Oxford Movement.
Pembroke College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
Marie De St Pol
Founded in 1347. it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. famous graduates include William Pitt the Younger, Israeli statesman Abba Egan and Monty Python member Eric Idle.
Penistone Grammar School
   was founded by   
John Clarel
Founded in 1392 it celebrated its 600th anniversary in 1992. Clarel was the Lord Mayor of Penistone in the 14th century. it is a comprehensive school and former grammar school in Penistone, in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.
Peterhouse
   was founded by   
Hugh De Balsham
Founded in 1284 it is the oldest of the consituent colleges of the University of Cambridge.
The Queen's College
   was founded by   
Robert De Eglesfield
Founded in 1341 and named in honor of Queen Philippa of Hainault who was the Queen consort of Edward III of England. Robert de Eglesfield was her chaplain. it is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
St Catharine's College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
Robert Wodelarke
Founded in 1473. a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
St John's College, Cambridge
   was founded by   
Lady Margaret Beaufort
Founded in 1511. its formal name is "The Master, Fellows and Scholars of the College of St John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge". one of its famous alumni is Sir Derek Jacobi, English actor and film director. it is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
St Paul's School
   was founded by   
John Colet
Founded in 1509 it is an independent boys school. it is now located in the London suburb of Barnes. it was one of the original nine English public schools as defined in the Public Schools Act of 1868.
Trinity College, Oxford
   was founded by   
Thomas Pope
Founded in 1286 its full name is "The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford, of the foundation of Sir Thomas Pope (Knight)" it is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.
University College
   was founded by   
William of Durham
Founded in 1249 as "The Master and Fellows of the College of the Great Hall of the University of Oxford" it is also referred to as "Univ". it is considered one of the oldest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.


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