All those attending the University had to be practising members of the Church of England and were expected to attend religious services in the chapels. Each of the Oxford (and Cambridge) colleges had its own chapel. Students were awakened by the chapel bell. This dated back to the foundations of the colleges when the Angelus bell was rung at 6 a.m. each day.
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