"as we walked under the walls of Merton"
Merton College from Christ Church Meadow
GNU Free Documentation LicenseMerton College from Christ Church Meadow - Credit: Draceane, Wikimedia Commons

Merton, founded in 1264, is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford.

J.R.R. Tolkien was a professor at Merton, and the college's alumni include T.S. Eliot, Mark Haddon and the editor of Book Drum.