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All Souls College
The twin towers of Hawksmoor's Quadrangle
Blazon: Or, a chevron between three cinquefoils gules (arms of Henry Chichele)
University Oxford
Location High Street, Oxford
Coordinates 51°45′12″N 1°15′11″W / 51.753279°N 1.253041°W / 51.753279; -1.253041
Full name College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed
Latin name Collegium Omnium Animarum Fidelium Defunctorum de Oxonia
Established 1438
Named after Feast of All Souls
Sister college Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Warden Sir John Vickers
Undergraduates None
Postgraduates 8 (2017)
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All Souls College (official name: College of the Souls of All the Faithful Departed) is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Unique to All Souls, all of its members automatically become fellows (i.e. full members of the college's governing body). It has no undergraduate members, but each year recent graduate and postgraduate students at Oxford are eligible to apply for a small number of examination fellowships through a competitive examination (once described as "the hardest exam in the world") and, for those shortlisted after the examinations, an interview.

The college entrance is on the north side of the High Street whilst it has a long frontage onto Radcliffe Square. To its east is The Queen's College whilst Hertford College is to the north of All Souls.

The current warden (head of the college) is Sir John Vickers, a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford.

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