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Museums

Museums Oxford proudly announces itself to be the ‘City of Learning and Culture’, and this isn’t just limited to the university. Oxford contains seven University of Oxford museums and four independent museums. All catering to their specific niche, an Oxford museum will have something for you no matter your interests. Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum…

Literary Oxford

Literary Oxford “And that sweet city with her dreaming spires, she needs not June for beauty’s heightening” Matthew Arnold Literature’s contributions to how Oxford sees itself cannot be understated. In 1865, Matthew Arnold wrote Thrysis; a poem which describes the view of Oxford from nearby Boars Hill. The extract above is the first mention of…

Getting Around

Getting Around Though Oxford calls itself a city, really it is a town with a grandiose self-image. The upside of this is that the city is easily navigable on foot. Central Oxford can easily be crossed in under an hour and venturing into nearby Cowley, Summertown, or Kidlington does not present a particularly pressing challenge….

Eating and Drinking

Eating and Drinking Oxford has a truly wonderful assortment of independent cafes, restaurants, and food trucks. From tucked-away cheap eats to classy blow-out locations, no one should be leaving the city of dreaming spires hungry. In this post, I’ll take you through my ideal day of eating before breaking down your options for all manner…

Oxford University

“I wonder anyone does anything at Oxford but dream and remember.” William Yeats University No one is entirely sure when the University of Oxford was founded, but there is evidence of teaching in Oxford as early as 1096, making Oxford the oldest university in the English-speaking word. The University experienced huge growth from 1167 when…

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