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The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. All teaching staff and students studying for a degree of the university must belong to one of the colleges or PPHs. These colleges are not only houses of residence, but have substantial responsibility for the teaching of undergraduates. Generally tutorials (the main method of teaching in Oxford) and classes are the responsibility of colleges, while lectures, examinations, laboratories and the central library are run by the university A typical college consists of a great hall for dining, a chapel, a library, a college bar, senior, middle (postgraduate) and junior common rooms, rooms for 200-400 undergraduates as well as lodgings for the head of the college and other dons. College buildings range from the mediaeval to very modern buildings, but most are made up of interlinked quadrangles (courtyards), with one or more large wooden gates controlling entry from the outside.


The University of Oxfords collegiate system springs from the fact that the university came into existence through the gradual agglomeration of independent institutions in the city of Oxford. The first academic houses were monastic halls. Of the dozens that settled in the university during the 12th Century to 15th Century centuries, none survived the Reformation. The modern permanent private hall of Blackfriars, Oxford (1921) is a descendant of the original (1221), and is therefore sometimes described as heir to the oldest tradition of teaching in Oxford. As the University took shape, friction between the hundreds of students living where and how they pleased led to a decree that all undergraduates would have to reside in approved halls. Of the hundreds of Aularian houses that sprang up across the city, only St Edmund Hall, Oxford (c 1225) remains. What put an end to the halls was the emergence of colleges. Generously endowed and with permanent teaching staff, the colleges were originally the preserve of graduate students. However, once they began accepting fee-paying undergraduates in the 14th Century, the halls days were numbered. The oldest of Oxfords colleges are University College, Oxford, Balliol College, Oxford, and Merton College, Oxford, established between 1249 and 1264, although there is some dispute over the exact order and precisely when each began teaching. Women entered the university for the first time in 1878, becoming members of the University (and thus eligible to receive degrees) in 1920. Womens colleges before integration included Somerville College, Oxford, St. Hughs College, Oxford, adobe acrobat readerand Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Almost all colleges are now co-educational, the only remaining women-only college being St. Hildas College, Oxford. Some colleges accept only graduate students.

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All Souls College, Oxford (1438) Website
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Exeter College, Oxford (1314) Website
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List of Permanent Private Halls

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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (1877) Website

Fictional Colleges of Oxford

For a list of fictional colleges of Oxford University see List of fictional Oxford colleges.

Jon King (porn star)

Jon King (12 January 1963 Jacksonville, Florida - 8 March 1995 Santa Fe, New Mexico) Born John Nelson Gaines, he died of complications of AIDS at the age of 32. One of the most popular gay adult film stars of the 1980s. When asked in interviews, Jon rarely discussed his life in Florida in much detail, except that it did involve quite a bit of getting into trouble. He had been interested in pornography since finding a Playboy magazine his father owned when he was twelve years old. At some point in his teens he had read about Jack Deveau, owner of Hand In Hand Films, and sent the producer some dark and fuzzy pictures of himself. Deveau politely turned him down. Deciding that he was going places and doing things hed never done before John Gaines and his then-lover came to Los Angeles while on summer vacation in 1980, with plans to go back to school in Florida after he had finished having fun. This changed when his lover got a job and the two young men decided to stay. Eventually John picked up a guy cruising who happened to be a model who had an appointment later that day with a photographer. John tagged along to the interview, and was soon on his way as an adult film performer. His start acrobat reader downloadin adult films came with the 1981 film Brothers Should Do It, where he was billed as Jon King, the younger brother of J.W. King. Though the two strongly resembled each other, they were not related. He next appeared in Bikers Liberty, with Kristen Bjorn, Printers Devils, and These Bases Are Loaded, again with J.W. King. Later, he would complain that the man who helped him get started in the industry was a psycho who screwed him over for money. In 1982, just as he was at the seeming peak of his popularity, he stole and wrecked a car, and for this spent eleven months in prison. Jon would later prove reluctant to discuss his time in prison to interviewers, only saying that it wasnt fun, particularly since his twentieth birthday was spent behind bars. Making a comeback in 1983, Jon King continued to appear in films and videos throughout the 1980s. Among these were Big Summer Surprise, The Biggest One I Ever Saw (with Lee Ryder and Rick Donovan), Hot Off The Press, Hotel Hell, Inevitable Love, Perfect Summer, Screen Play (again with Lee Ryder), Studhunter, Trick Time (with Tim Kramer), Tyger Tales, Wild Country, and Wild Oats. One of his most memorable scenes was in a hot tub with veteran adult star Kip Noll in 1984s Kip Noll - Superstar. Around 1989 Jon retired from the business and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended culinary school. Apparently his dreams of becoming a chef did not work out. He made a second comeback in the early 1990s, appearing in Fade In, Fade Out, Wild Country, and adobe acrobat downloadthe sequel These Bases Are Loaded 2. His last video, Pumping Iron, came out in 1995. Jon King had been HIV positive for acrobat reader free downloada number of years and soon after completing Pumping Iron became extremely ill with AIDS. He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to live with a friend who looked after his needs. It was here that Jon King died from AIDS complications on 8 March. He was cremated and his ashes mixed and scattered with those of his beloved dog, who had died some years earlier. Jon Kings tight, boyishly muscular body, combined with his thick black hair, deep dark eyes, and a youthful innocence and vulnerability made him very popular with most everyone who saw him. He was often described as a gentle, loving person, who sadly spent his whole life searching for a lasting happiness which he never found. When asked about his popularity, laurag23bJohn Gaines commented that being recognized and approached in public as Jon King actually made him uncomfortable, and that he had even quit going to gay bars for that reason. Its not that I dont appreciate it, he once said of the admiration he received, I just want to be myself.


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