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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:39:31 +0100

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Famous Faces

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:22:55 +0100

Gill Oliver provides a snapshot of some of the well-known personalities who have connections with Oxfordshire.

Oxford at the movies

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:45:53 +0100

With a skyline that inspires dreams, Oxford is one of Britain's busiest and most instantly recognisable movie locations, writes David Parkinson.

Celebrating Woodstock

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:01:05 +0100

The charm of Woodstock is evident to any visitor. This year, however, the town is celebrating its history, a story rich in events and in people, writes John Forster, archivist at Blenheim Palace.

'Unique in the world'

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:16:04 +0100

Alastair Lack reflects on the history of an iconic Oxford building — the Radcliffe Camera.

Murray’s web of words

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:08:28 +0100

Who was the greatest dictionary-maker ever? Most people, faced with this question, would instantly think of Dr Samuel Johnson.

Abingdon's Iron Age roots

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:19:54 +0100

Is Abingdon the oldest town in the country? David Ford examines the evidence . . .

Treasure trove

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:27:00 +0100

Our county is blessed with museums great and small, and, writes Julie Webb, visiting them is the perfect way to discover more about Oxfordshire’s history and heritage.

Have you tried Cape's?

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:31:51 +0100

Chris Koenig travels back to a time when shopping was a far more elegant and relaxed affair, thanks to Oxford’s long-lost department stores.

Getting to know more about Oxford’s history

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:41:52 +0100

Official walking tours of Oxford are packed with information and anecdotes about the city, the colleges, university life, historic buildings, famous people and odd traditions, and the expert guides will be delighted to answer any questions along the way.

Land of the golden fleece

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:09:24 +0100

Broadcaster and farmer Adam Henson explains how Cotswold sheep have shaped the history and landscape of Oxfordshire.

Motor city

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:16:00 +0100

How pioneering industrialist William Morris transformed Oxford’s public transport.

Called to the bar

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:21:19 +0100

Oxford can boast many famous historical pubs and inns where revellers have worn the boards bare over the centuries . . .

Grand designs

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:32:35 +0100

Nicola Lisle discovers that our region’s National Trust properties provide a snapshot of family fortunes throughout the ages.

Oxford opens its doors

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:46:52 +0100

Now in its fourth year, Oxford Open Doors is the annual event when town and gown join together to invite local people to celebrate everything that makes the city special — it is your chance to discover the hidden gems of Oxford’s heritage and curious corners of the city, the old and the new, its towers and tunnels . . .

Seat of learning

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:06:11 +0100

Most visitors to Oxford want to visit the university’s many historic colleges, with their beautiful grounds and stunning architecture.

Oxford’s forgotten sons and daughters

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:35:34 +0100

People can be forgiven for having a general impression that Jewish life in Oxford began in the mid-19th century. The much-neglected truth is vibrant and exciting, as Linora Lawrence reveals.

Alice in Waterland

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:49:56 +0100

Author and historian Mark Davies follows in the footsteps of Charles Dodgson and his young companions on the trips along the River Thames which inspired a famous book.

Mystery of the man behind our city’s first newspapers

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:53:44 +0100

Mark Davies attempts to shed some light on the life of the man who published the forerunner of The Oxford Times.

Master weavers of Witney

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:59:39 +0100

Nicola Lisle looks back on the golden era of blanket-making in Witney.

Meet the Searchers

Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:03:51 +0100

Julie Webb joins a friendly group of folk involved in researching history projects at the Museum of Oxford.