Christ Church Meadow Oxford

In recent years I get to visit Oxford maybe once or twice annually and each time I go I learn something new. This time I learned that Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll was a maths master at Christchurch College. I had been wondering why so many Alice references in the area! Not least at Cafe […]

Westgate Shopping Mall – Oxford

I wouldn’t normally rave about a shopping centre but Oxford’s new  Westgate is designed to please those that don’t actually like malls. It also has some incredible photo opportunities from the terrace. When one says mall one thinks an indoor shopping area but this mall has see through ceilings and areas where there are no ceilings […]

Brideshead’s Oxford.

I must be getting old as I really enjoy Radio Four now!! Recently I was beside myself to find Brideshead Revisited being dramatised over five episodes and loved revisiting this favourite book. It made me review my recent Oxford photos and all the time I was playing that sombre music in my head. How easy […]

Just a few hours in Oxford?

If you are on the ‘overseas tour’ and find yourself with only a few hours in Oxford don’t despair, you can get a true taste if you pick the right route round the city! This guide will take in a handful of colleges, some unusual shops and cafes and the river. You will feel all […]

Oxford and bikes!

Bicycles are synonymous with Oxford, they are everywhere! They are the go to method of transport for many. It’s aways been a cheap way for students to get around town from digs to college and now I’m sure many locals use them to avoid traffic congestion. Walking round the city I saw lots of signs […]