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St Edmund of Abingdon

Edmund Rich (also known as Saint Edmund Rich, St Edmund of Canterbury, or St Edmund of Abingdon)
Abingdon c. 1175 - Soisy-Bouy, Seine-et-Marne 1240
Archbishop of Canterbury
Rodney Munday

Oxford /  St Edmund of Abingdon   Oxford /  St Edmund of Abingdon


Bronze statue of St. Edmund as an impoverished student. reading a book sitting on a stone bench.


St Edmund of Abingdon

The first Master and Theologian of this University to
become Archbishop of Canterbury taught in and around
this Church of St Peter-in-the-East during the years
1195-1201 and 1214-1222.

This statue by Rodney Munday was presented by the
St Edmund Hall Association in 2007 on the fiftieth anniversary
of the Royal Charter being granted to the College.

Colleges in Oxford

Most of the university colleges in Oxford occupy large areas with several buildings and courts ('quads' in Oxford). There are numerous statues, mostly in the façades of the various buildings. The statues with are not visible from the public road. Most of the colleges are accessible for visitors during certain times of the day, some for free, others for a small (or not so small) fee.



Location (N 51°45'11" - W 1°15'0")

Item Code: gbse168; Photograph: 19 October 2015
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