my first visit to Oxford

I’d always wanted to visit Oxford.

Radcliffe Camera

Must be the academic elitist in me. And I am a big fan of the Inspector Morse detective novels set in Oxford.

For the tourist it’s well worth the short trip from London.

With an estimated 2016 population of 170,000 Oxford is easily walkable. And runable.

The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The University has been a thing since at least the 12th-century. I took a guided tour with the highlights being all the weird Hogwarts-esque traditions still in effect at the many historic Colleges there. The Tortoise Race is new having been started in 1920. 

Here are a few photos from my wanderings.

massive bookstore mostly underground


Lawrence of Arabia

Oxford High Street in the 1890s

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