"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 - Credit: M.L. Costa