June 12, 2019

A Brief History of Oxford Castle

  Known as Oxford’s Oldest New Quarter, Oxford Castle’s impressive history spans over ten centuries.  A classic motte and bailey castle, during its existence, it ….

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May 22, 2019

A Brief History of the Bridge of Sighs

  Sitting opposite the entrance to the Bodleian Library, the Hertford Bridge – more commonly known as the Bridge of Sighs – is a covered ….

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May 10, 2019

A Brief History of the Bodleian Library

  Drawing thousands of culture-seeking tourists and students alike, the world-famous Oxford libraries are renowned both for their prestigious academic collections, and for their architecturally ….

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Christ Church Dining Hall

April 20, 2019

Harry Potter Filming Locations in Oxford

Duke Humfrey’s Library The Divinity School New College Cloisters New College Courtyard Bodley Tower Staircase Christ Church Cloisters Christ Church Dining Hall Ever wondered where ….

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October 17, 2018

Is History Really Around Every Corner in Oxford?

You’ve probably heard us talking about Oxford, gushing about how much we love the city and how every corner holds some kind of historical secret. ….

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April 16, 2018

International Womens Day 2020: Women in Oxford History

Happy International Women’s Day from Oxford Summer Courses! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the role of women in Oxford history and how history ….

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August 30, 2015

Rugby: invented by an Oxford man…

The pubs of Oxford were filled with cheers last night as England stormed to a 35-11 victory against Fiji in the first match of the ….

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October 30, 2014

C.S. Lewis, Narnia and Oxford

As I remembered the anniversary of the birthday of celebrated author C.S. Lewis this month (b. November 29th 1898), I found myself contemplating how Oxford’s ….

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photo (c) John Cairns

July 30, 2014

Oxford’s Mind-Expanding Museums

Oxford boasts the world’s first University Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, which opened in the 1683.  It has recently been restored, and was reopened in 2009 ….

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