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 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!
This meadow set in the heart of Oxford provides a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Bounded on two sides by the rivers Cherwell and Isis, on the third by Christ Church , Merton College ...
For those who enjoy the beauty and craftsmanship of early scientific instruments, this museum is full of delights. The building
was opened in 1683 as the original Ashmolean Museum . It now houses the renowned Lewis Evans collection of ...
St Catherine's is amongst the largest colleges in Oxford and its buildings, designed by the Dane Arne Jacobsen, aim to
provide a traditional college layout within a thoroughly modern setting. The college wasn't founded until 1962, but it's roots ...
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