Singing at 5 am
The Magdalen Tower is one of the landmarks of Oxford. It belongs to Magdalen College, part of the University. The tower was built 1492-1509 in the eastern part of the city, near the road leading to London. At the same time the chapel was built and the main entrance to the city. The university is renowned for the quality of its choir and once a year, on May 1, members climb the tower at 5 am to sing from there. People gather to listen on the near Magdalen Bridge.