Exeter College, Oxford

Exeter College (in full: The Rector and Scholars of Exeter College in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England and the fourth oldest college of the University.

Exeter College
Exeter College
Arms: Argent, two bends nebuly sable (arms of Stapledon) within a bordure of the last charged with eight pairs of keys, addorsed and interlaced in the rings, the wards upwards, or.
LocationTurl Street
Coordinates51.753871°N 1.256046°W / 51.753871; -1.256046
Full nameThe Rector and Scholars of Exeter College in the University of Oxford
Latin nameCollegium Exoniense
MottoLatin: Floreat Exon (Let Exeter Flourish)
Established1314; 707 years ago (1314)
Named forWalter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter
Previous namesStapeldon Hall
Sister collegeEmmanuel College, Cambridge
RectorSir Richard Trainor
Undergraduates346[1] (2019/2020)
Visiting students26
Endowment£74.5 million (2018)[2]
Boat clubExeter College Boat Club
Location in Oxford city centre

The college is located on Turl Street, where it was founded in 1314 by Devon-born Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter, as a school to educate clergymen. At its foundation Exeter was popular with the sons of the Devonshire gentry, though has since become associated with a much broader range of notable alumni, including William Morris, J. R. R. Tolkien, Richard Burton, Roger Bannister, Alan Bennett, and Philip Pullman.