I’d always wanted to visit 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 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.