Oxford, EnglandConsidering the school’s long list of world-changing alumni—including 26 British prime ministers, 50 Nobel Prize winners, and such creative minds as Oscar Wilde and William Morris—it would be difficult not to feel inspired studying in these halls. Meticulously paneled rooms add to the weighty sense of history while offering a sense of envelopment that counters outside distractions.
Colston Street, Bristol, England. Colston Street was acquired by the University in 2009 and, after undergoing a total refurbishment, opened as a University of Bristol residence in October 2011. It offers self-catered accommodation in the heart of the city, less than 15 minutes walk from the University campus.