The standard walking tour, up to 2 hours, will give you the overall picture of the University. But it is the people, who give the University its character. Tours can have a personal theme such as;
Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis; now also the prequel to the series ‘Endeavour’.
Follow the footsteps of the great detective Inspector Morse. Drink in the pubs where he found his inspiration (do not expect Lewis to pay). Feel the breath of Chief Superintendent Strange down the neck and never far behind. And much more.
The older Colleges were all religious foundations, and religion has always been part of the fabric of the City and the University.
Cardinal Newman did his first important work here and was part of the Oxford Movement.
Penicillin was discovered in London in 1929 by Alexander Fleming. But it was a group of Oxford scientists, who made it work some ten years later.
The ghosts still haunting college libraries and chapels
Ghost Walk – A 90 minute evening walking tour, to introduce you to Oxford’s ghoulish past in the side streets of the city.
Women at Oxford
Colleges for women were first established in 1879. It took nearly 50 years for women to be allowed to take their degrees, and 100 years to get a foot in the door of the men’s Colleges. All is now equal.
Family tour: Harry Potter, CS Lewis, J R Tolkien.
Join Harry Potter and other first year students on arrival at Hogwarts as they walk up the stairs leading to the dining hall.
After the tour I hope I will have inspired you enough to stay on in Oxford to explore on your own its museums, book shops and tea rooms.