The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and it is the second largest library in England after the English library. The Radcliffe Camera and the Clarendon Building are now part of the Library. The total shelving in all its libraries exceeds 250kms.
Christ Church has the largest quad, though the dining hall at Keble College is supposed to be 1 meter longer than the dining hall at Christ Church.
The name Oxford is derived from Ox-ford which refers to place where cattle could cross river Thames. The city has been around longer than the University.
The precise origin of the University is still unknown. However, University College (High Street), Merton College (Merton Street) and Balliol College (Broad Street) all stake the claim as the oldest College in Oxford, all established in the 12th century.
The Oxford University Press (OUP), the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, is the world's largest university press. It is in fact a department of the University.