CIV 5 University of Oxford

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CIV 5 University of Oxford

Oxford University is the oldest university in England, and in all of the English-speaking world. Founded sometime late in the 11th century, Oxford has been in continuous operation ever since. Famous Oxford graduates include Roger Bacon, William of Ockham, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Donne, Jonathan Swift, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Sir Richard Burton, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Scientific national wonder. Requires University in all cities.

  • +3 20xScience5 Science
  • 1 Free Technology
  • Contains 2 slots for Great Works of Writing which provide +2 theming bonus, if you fill the slots with Great Works of Writing from other civilizations and different eras.
  • BNW-only +1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Universal Healthcare tenet (any Ideology)


Oxford University is the next step for your national scientific development. As with other buildings that provide free techs, the bonus might become really useful, or not that much (depending on your timing). Also, use the opportunity to get some more 20xCulture5Culture and 20xTourism5 Tourism by filling the Great Work slots.