Magdalen College (pronounced MAWD-lin), founded in 1458, sits on the bank of the River Cherwell. It’s great tower is one of the first things visitors see as they approach the old city from London. The college has one of the largest plots of land in the city, encompassing the main quad, cloister, chapel, new building, meadow, deer park, and fellows’ garden. It is by far one of the most beautifully manicured colleges. The chapel gates were closed during my visit, so I could only take photos from the antechapel.