As one of the brightest scholars of his generation, Adam was sent by Norwich Monastery to study at Oxford. The Benedictines had their own college, Gloucester College (today it is known as Worcester College) and the monks were split into houses, sharing quarters with those monks sent from the same monastery. However it was not a straightforward matter of studying for a 3 year degree….. Some of the old buildings of Gloucester College still survive (picture right) and be seen in the grounds of Worcester College today.
Meanwhile his friend and fellow student Thomas Brinton was enjoying life  at the papal court or curia, in Avignon and Rome acting for the Benedictine Order in England.