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The University of Paris—formerly the Collège de Sorbonne—was founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon as a theological school attached to the Notre Dame cathedral. Today the word Sorbonne no longer refers to the University of Paris but to the historical building located in the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement of Paris
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He read French at the University of Wales, Ban-gor, and became a top authority on 16th and 17th-century French and also Latin literature, studying later at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Anthologized as early as 1956 (Jean Paris, Anthologie de la poesie nouvelle), Oster's poems have been more recently the subject of theses and dissertations at the Sorbonne, Paris VIII, and the University of Neuchatel.