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Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Magdalen is one of the most visited colleges in the university. Its large square tower is a famous landmark, and it is from the top of this tower early on May morning that a choir sings. The college stands next to the River Cherwell[?], with Magdalen College School nearby. Within the grounds is a deer park.

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History Magdalen College was founded 1458 in Oxford by William of Waynflete[?], bishop of Winchester, originally as Magdalen. New educational ideas of the Renaissance era as well as new methods of teaching were tried out.

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(P. G. Wodehouse attributes a Magdalen undergraduateship to his fictional literary character Bertie Wooster)


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Note: Not to be confused with Magdalene College, Cambridge.

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