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Christ Church, Oxford

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Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house, ædēs, of Christ, and thus sometimes known as "The House") is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.[4] Founded in 1546 by King Henry VIII, the college is uniquely a joint foundation of the university and the cathedral of the Oxford diocese, Christ Church Cathedral, which also serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.

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Christ Church
Arms: Sable, on a cross engrailed argent, a lion passant gules, between four leopards' faces azure, on a chief or, a rose gules barbed and seeded proper, between two Cornish choughs sable, beaked and membered gules.
LocationSt Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DP
Coordinates51.750199°N 1.255853°W / 51.750199; -1.255853
Full nameThe Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford of the Foundation of King Henry the Eighth
Latin nameÆdes Christi/Ecclesia Christi Cathedralis Oxon: ex fundatione Regis Henrici Octavi[1]
Established1546; 477 years ago (1546)
Named forJesus Christ
Sister collegeTrinity College, Cambridge
Morse College, Yale
DeanSarah Foot
Undergraduates432[2] (2017/2018)
Endowment£769.8 million (2022)[3]
VisitorThe Crown ex officio[1]
Boat clubChrist Church Boat Club
Christ Church, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Christ Church, Oxford
Location in Oxford city centre

As of 2022, Christ Church had the largest financial endowment of any Oxford college at £770 million.[5] As of 2022, the college had 661 students.[4] Its grounds contain a number of architecturally significant buildings including Tom Tower (designed by Sir Christopher Wren), Tom Quad (the largest quadrangle in Oxford), and the Great Dining Hall, which was the seat of the parliament assembled by King Charles I during the English Civil War. The buildings have inspired replicas throughout the world in addition to being featured in films such as Harry Potter and The Golden Compass, helping Christ Church become the most popular Oxford college for tourists with almost half a million visitors annually.[6]

The college's alumni include 13 British prime ministers out of the 30 educated at Oxford (the highest number of any college at Oxford or Cambridge), as well as former prime ministers of Pakistan and Ceylon. Other notable alumni include King Edward VII, King William II of the Netherlands, William Penn, seventeen archbishops, writers Lewis Carroll (author of Alice in Wonderland) and W. H. Auden, philosopher John Locke, and scientist Robert Hooke. Albert Einstein was also associated with the college. The college has several cities and places named after it.[7]

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