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New College Chapel

The Ghost of Reverend Spooner

New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

New College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Reverend William Archibald Spooner, about whom the term 'Spoonerism' was coined.

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Kettell Hall, Trinity College

Ghostly Twins at Trinity College

Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford

Kettell Hall is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of twins who were scholars at the college in the early 20th century.

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Queen's College Library

Ghosts of Queen's College Library

Queens College, High Street, Oxford

The ghost of the eccentric Cuthbert Shields is believed to have been released into the library at Queen's College after a box of his papers was opened in 1950.

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Jesus College

Digging Ghosts at Jesus College

Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford

An unusual digging ghost was reportedly witnessed at Jesus College in 1947. It is believed to be connected to a Civil War legend.

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Hanging of Anne Greene

Anne Greene: Back from the Dead

Castle Yard, New Street, Oxford

Execution by hanging in the 17th Century was often a messy and imprecise business, but rarely so much as in the failed hanging of Anne Greene in 1650.

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Exeter College Chapel

Headless Ghosts at Exeter College

Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford

A headless ghost, a broken statue and a meeting of 'The Unbelievers Club' sets the scene for this creepy college tale.

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Magdalen College

Magdalen: Oxford's Most Haunted College?

Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford

The ghosts believed to haunt Magdalen College include that Oscar Wilde, Jesuit martyr George Napier and a selection of monks, some headless!

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Oxford Castle

Courtroom Curses at the Black Assize

Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford

The 'Black Assize' was the name given to the assize courts held at Oxford in 1577, during which at least 300 people died of an unknown illness.

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Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley being burned at the stake

The Burning of the Oxford Martyrs

Broad Street, Oxford

An iron cross marks the spot where three bishops were burned at the stake in 1555 and 1556 for refusing to convert to Catholicism.

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