Thousands Welcome In May Day In Ancient Oxford Tradition

For hundreds of years, thousands of students have gathered at dawn every May Day outside one of Oxford’s oldest churches to welcome in summer.

Magdalen College choir sings the Hymnus Eucharisticus from the top of Magdalen Tower in a tradition that has been going on since 1515 .

Here’s the same event back in 1931. Have a listen to how ‘received English’ pronunciation has changed since then…

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