"aloof and venerable, stood the Warden of Judas"

The University of Oxford is made up of 38 colleges and 6 private halls. In Zuleika Dobson, Beerbohm introduces a new one, “Judas College”, thought to be modelled on his own Merton College.

The “warden” is the head of the college.

 

Merton College
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