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828b – Bodleian Library

11 Nov , 2018  

Sunday 11th November is a lovely sunny day. After a good breakfast we walk into the centre via the river path; following the Thames then the Cherwell, we pass by the side of Christchurch meadow, the Broad walk (some lovely autumn colours), then a passage way between Merton and Corpus Christi colleges. We head to […]

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Museum

828a – Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

10 Nov , 2018  

This intriguing museum is free to enter and is housed in what used to be the Ashmolean, opened in 1683 and was the first purpose built public museum in the world. It became the current History of Science museum in 1935. On three floors, it houses an outstanding collection of scientific instruments such as sundials, […]

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Break

828 – Oxford break

10 Nov , 2018  

Have a one night stay in Oxford staying at the Ethos Hotel, about 1km from the centre and south of the River Thames. We travel down at noon on Saturday 10th November arriving at the Parkway R&R in torrential rain. After paying for overnight parking and catching the bus into the centre we head to […]

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550i – Oxford

9 Oct , 2011  

DAY 9:  Oxford – a cloudy day that warms up later. We had into Oxford on the bus, catching the 9.20 54 from Thrupp Turn. We head to the “White Horse” pub for a drink of tea, have a quick look round the Ashmolean Museum, waiting for the shops to open at 11.00am.  See Joan […]

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550h – Oxford

8 Oct , 2011  

DAY 8:  Oxford – Saturday 8th is another cloudy, cool day. Do various chores in the morning e.g. I clean the toilet and floors, Neal frees the propeller of debris that had got tangled in it.  We catch the 54 bus again into Oxford for noon. We have a nice pub  meal at the “White […]

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550g – Oxford

7 Oct , 2011  

DAY 7: Oxford – a cloudy day, cool with a bit of a breeze, but warms up later in the day. Catch the 54 bus from Thrupp Turn into Oxford (£9.40 return for both of us and about a 25 minute journey – not bad).  Go in search of the canal in Oxford – so […]

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533a – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1 May , 2011  

We spend a few hours in Oxford (using the park and ride) on a sunny, but windy May Day. We have a nice breakfast at the roof top restaurant at the Ashmolean, then have a look at the main collections including the Roman, Cast Gallery and European Art. After doing some shopping we head back […]

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501a – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1 May , 2010  

We set off early, taking just over an hour to get to Oxford down the M40. We use the excellent park and ride (£2 each return) and are in the centre of Oxford by 9.15am. There are some drunken students around for the traditional May day dawn celebrations. After a drink in Waterstones, we head […]

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313e – New College, Oxford

30 Aug , 1999  

Enjoy this college the most as it is more out of the way and peaceful. Lovely cloisters, gargoyles and pretty college garden surrounded by the 12th century city walls.

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313f – Christ Church College, Oxford

30 Aug , 1999  

Small cathedral but interesting. Especially like the Burne-Jones stained glass windows. Like the huge Tom Quad and the Tom Tower.

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