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Famous alumni include13 Prime Ministers, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Robert Burton, author of Anatomy of Melancholy, John Locke, and WH Auden. Estate records are extensive as Christ Church had an interest in over 180 parishes in England and Wales.
There are very few records of Cardinal College, fewer still for King Henry VIIIs College, and none for Canterbury College.
The Statutes provided for the Warden and forty fellows - all to take Holy Orders; twenty-four to study arts, philosophy and theology; and sixteen to study civil or canon law.
Today the College is primarily an academic research institution at the University of Oxford, having strong ties to the public domain. Balliol College is one of the three colleges which can claim to be the oldest in Oxford.
Both were from the north west, and the College has retained strong links with Cheshire and Lancashire throughout its history.
The foundation date is traditionally reckoned as 1263.
Balliol's archives and manuscript collections are housed in the Historic Collections Centre at St Cross Church, Holywell.
Before the foundation of the College part of the site was occupied by one of the mediaeval Oxford halls.
Brasenose Hall was in existence by at least 1270, and probably took its name from a 'brasen nose', a bronze door knocker in the shape of a nose.
The first buildings of Brasenose College are still to be seen in the Tower and lower two stories of Old Quad; the third storey was added in the early seventeenth century.