Exploring Oxford like a Scholar

Written on Monday, August 5, 2019 by An Oxford Scholar

The sun was shining as our local tour guide Louis introduced us to Oxford ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, less than an hour from London by train. Oxford revolves around its prestigious University and our guide Louis was about to introduce us to this world-famous city.  As we wandered around the majestic sandstone buildings, we heard the interesting tales of scholars and the history of the 38 colleges in the medieval centre of Oxford. The most iconic building, the Radcliffe Camera, dominates the cobble stone street with its circular design, whilst nearby The Bridge of Sighs – which is like its namesake in Venice – is popular with photographers.  Although we could have wandered around ourselves and admired the buildings and gardens, having the first hand knowledge of our guide Louis, who was a current student at the College, brought it all to life.  We had lunch at the historic Turf Tavern Hotel which was made famous when Bob Hawke set a Guinness World Record, and where many other famous politicians and celebrities have dined.  Oxford has left me with a yearning to return to explore and learn more about this beautiful city.


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