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

For decades, the city of Oxford has been the backdrop of some pretty epic film and TV scenes. And as a place that’s earned worldwide ….

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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

A History of Women’s Education in Oxford

2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first women being admitted to the University of Oxford. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the ….

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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

Oxford as Inspiration for C. S. Lewis’ Narnia

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 ….

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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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photo (c) John Cairns

May 27, 2014

Strange Oxford Traditions: Ascension Day

Oxford is a place of old traditions. This is never more in evident when linked to the Churches in Oxford. To this day, on Ascension ….

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April 30, 2014

Strange Oxford Traditions: May Morning

The first of May is celebrated across the world, no less so than here in Oxford. The day begins the night before, as the most ….

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