The Sage Travel 202 Universities tours returns to Oxford for the first time in 4 years. The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna. (Wikipedia). Breakfast is served in the Great Hall where once King Charles the 1st held court during the English civil war, Oh and where Harry Potter also had his breakfast!