The Radcliffe Quadrangle
(or Rad Quad
as it is known to students of the College) is the second quadrangle
of University College
. The buildings have been Grade I listed
The quadrangle was started in 1716 and finished in 1719 with money bequeathed to the College by John Radcliffe
, a former student of the college tutored by Obadiah Walker
and doctor to the King. Oxford
's main hospital and other University buildings are also named after him.
There is a statue of John Radcliffe by Francis Bird
on the gate tower of the quad.
The architectural style of the quad matches that of the earlier main quadrangle immediately to the west, although this was by then rather old-fashioned for the time. It is not a "quadrangle" in the same way as the main quadrangle, because it only has buildings on three sides; the fourth side is bounded by a high stone wall separating the garden of the Master's Lodgings to the south.
To the east is Logic Lane
, a small cobble
lane thorough the College, connecting the High Street
at the front of the College and Merton Street
at the rear. A covered bridge
(built in 1903) connects the Radcliffe Quad buildings internally with other buildings on the High Street owned by the College to the east.
The Radcliffe Quad is where University College's......