Saturday, 28 July 2012

Summer at last!

At last Summer has arrived!

A beautiful summer's evening in Tom Quad, with a hot air balloon completing the picture.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Arthur Frommer at Oxford

Arthur Frommer, the well-known travel writer and publisher, and the founder of the Frommer's series of travel guides and Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine.

He is posting about his Oxford Experience on his blog at:

Monday, 23 July 2012

Construction Work in Tom Quad

An access ramp for wheelchairs is being constructed in Tom Quad.  This ramp, which is part of the essential work of improving the disabled access to Christ Church, should have been built before the Oxford Experience started but was delayed owing to the very bad weather.

There will be archaeological supervision during this work, as it is possible that the cobbled surface of the old St Frideswide’s Lane (shown arrowed in the sketch map) and even part of the tenement that fronted on to Fish Street (now St Aldates) may be revealed.

A viewing panel will be constructed in the hoarding to allow people to see the work taking place.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The Rain it Raineth Every Day

Despite the weather, the Oxford Experience has got off to a good start this year.  This week we have a wide range of courses:

Anglo-American Relations and the Making of Modern England
Archaeology of English Medieval Palaces
The Beatles, Popular Music and Sixties Britain
The Forgotten Tudors: Edward, Jane and Mary
The Georgian Home
History of the English Language
The Novel and Growing up in the 20th Century
Oxford Murder
From Rasputin to Putin: the Russian Enigma

And our participants from New York University have joined us for a course on Jane Austen’s Regency England.

At the moment, we even have a little sunshine!