Carfax is where the four principal roads of Oxford meet. This 13th Century tower is all that now remains of the former town ... More
Carfax is where the four principal roads of Oxford meet. This 13th Century tower is all that now remains of the former town church of Oxford: St Martin's. The church became unsafe and was demolished in 1820, and then rebuilt and demolished again in 1896 as part of a road-widening scheme. The tower was actually 20 feet (6.09 meters) taller than we see it today, but because townspeople once amused themselves by throwing small coins at students from the top of the tower, the university authorities had it lowered. The two quarter jacks no longer strike the quarter hours, although visitors can often be seen patiently waiting for the clock to reach the appointed time!
Founded in 1966 and housed in a converted warehouse, Modern Art Oxford specializes in 20th Century art. Permanent displays of
paintings and drawings are complemented by regular temporary exhibitions of modern sculpture, photography, paintings, printing, ceramics and textiles. Don't ...
Many visitors to Oxford ask for directions 'to the university' but Oxford is not a campus university and it can't
be visited in that sense. The university consists of 39 completely separate, autonomous colleges, which are spread throughout the ...
Pembroke College was founded by James I in 1624 and a statue of the founder stands in the tower in
Chapel Quad. The Hall, with its magnificent hammer beam roof, dates from the 19th Century and has a wonderful ...