Oxford Journals

British University Cities - Oxford

A travel journal to Oxford by aliante1981

Quote: Oxford is one of the world's oldest and most famous university cities, which, incidentally, means a lot of opportunities for sightseeing as well.

British University Cities - Oxford

Overview

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I had the misfortune to have my first trip to Oxford (out of three) practically ruined by bad weather, so I have seen a lot of what few people visit—the interiors of all the colleges that admit tourists (I had already arranged to spend several days in the city and was in no mood to let the ghastly rain to ruin my plans), all the churches, and practically every museum in town. Thankfully, my two subsequent trips have been graced with better weather, so I have added all the ‘open-air’ sightseeing ‘musts’ to my ‘been there, done that’ list. Oxford—in perennial competition with Cambridge—is a place full of literary and cinema associations. We could start with Lewis Carroll and all the memorabil...Read More

Ashmolean Museum

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Attraction | "The Ashmolean Museum"

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The Highlights Frankly speaking, I did not think that a city of Oxford’s proportions – however learned and scientifically important it might be – would be host to such a prominent museum, which, with true justification in my opinion, has been many times described by people better acquainted with it than a casual tourist might be as one of Britain’s best museums outside London. Father and son – both named John Tradescant – laid the cornerstone of the collection of this museum, which opened in year 1683. Dr. Elias Ashmole also contributed significantly, so the museum bears his name. Incidentally, this means that the Ashmolean is the oldest public museum of art, archaeology, and nat...Read More

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Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford, England OX1 2PH
+44 1865 278000