Worcester College

college of the University of Oxford

Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in 1714 by the benefaction of Sir Thomas Cookes, 2nd Baronet (1648-1701) of Norgrove, Worcestershire, whose coat of arms was adopted by the College. Its predecessor, Gloucester College, had been an institution of learning on the same site since the late 13th century until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. Founded as a men's college, Worcester has been coeducational since 1979.As of 2018, Worcester College had a financial endowment of £41.9 million.Notable alumni of the college include the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, television producer and screenwriter Russell T Davies, US Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan, Fields Medalist Simon Donaldson, and novelist Richard Adams. Worcester is consistently one of the most popular Oxford colleges amongst prospective applicants.
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educated at: Worcester College

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Richard Adams

English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down

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Watership Down

novel by Richard Adams

author: Richard Adams

1972

Tales from Watership Down

collection of nineteen short stories by Richard Adams

author: Richard Adams
illustrator: John Lawrence

1996

Shardik

novel by Richard Adams

author: Richard Adams
illustrator: Rafael Palacios

1974

The Plague Dogs

novel by Richard Adams

author: Richard Adams
illustrator: Alfred Wainwright

1977

Maia

novel by Richard Adams

author: Richard Adams

1984

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Thomas De Quincey cover

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Thomas De Quincey

English author

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Richard Flanagan

writer and novelist from Tasmania, Australia

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Toby Litt

British writer

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Giles Andreae

British artist, poet

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