Oxford was a city in Oxfordshire in Brytain. Oxford was home to a famous university made up of twenty-three colleges, of which Jordan College was the richest.[1]



Oxford was inhabited since at least the Ancient Roman times. There was evidence of a sacrifice to the God Fluvius in the Oxford Canal, and the Fell Press was said to be built on the ruins of a temple to Mithras.[2]

Cold AgesEdit

During the Cold Ages, the Oxford Canal froze over. In 1005 there was a battle at Wolvercote between Oxford citizens and a raiding party from the Viking kingdom of Jorvik.[2]

20th and 21st centuriesEdit

Oxford was the home of Lyra Silvertongue. She was taken there by Lord Asriel and raised there until she left with Marisa Coulter. Lyra returned to Oxford and studied at St Sophia's School and later St Sophia's College.[3]


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