William of Durham
William of Durham (died 1249) is said to have founded
When, in 1229, riots broke out in Paris, he may have been the leader of a group of students who migrated from that city to
He left 310 marks, a large amount of money, in his will to be invested in rents that would support scholars in Oxford. This benefaction resulted in one of the first of the Oxford halls or colleges. Subsequently, this foundation took the name of University College.