The architecture of Oxford’s 38 colleges in the city’s medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’.
This time, I went to the Oxford Castle + Prison. Above, original photographs of inmates from 1870!
Getting some work done at Dew Drop Inn, Oxford! Did You Know? Oxford was founded in the 9th century. In Medieval Oxford there was much tension between townspeople and students!
These ducks are all over the paths + meadows of Christchurch Cathedral in Oxford! Christchurch College’s alumni include Lewis Carroll + W.H. Auden. Did You Know? The Duck was a symbol of Isis, the Egyptian goddess who was a patron of nature and magic. The following quote is taken from the book ‘The Burden of
Hidden cove at Oxford University In England x Interested in Travel in the UK? More of my posts of Oxford here!
The full name of the church is University Church of St Mary the Virgin.
On Your To-Do List + Where the famous “Oxford Martyrs” were hanged in Oxford in 1555 + 1556. The three martyrs were the Anglican bishops Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and Thomas Cranmer (the Archbishop of Canterbury). They were tried for heresy in 1555 and burnt at the stake for their religious beliefs and teachings. Latimer and
On Your To-Do List + The White Horse pub for beer + The Crown pub for lunch + Congregation House for lunch & history + The Oxford Kitchen for live music, wine & good food
Locations + Oxford University Christ Church College + The Crown pub + The Dew Drop Inn + Christ Church Meadow + University Church + The White Horse Pub + Bodleian Library + The Oxford Kitchen + Broad Street Oxford + Carfax Tower