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Jane Austen exhibition

A while since I visited Oxford but recently had the opportunity so popped into the Weston Library of the Bodleian to take in the Jane Austen exhibition, Which Jane Austen. It is a real treat for lovers of her novels, … Continue reading

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Board Games

Yesterday I was able to visit the small exhibition of board games on display at the Weston Library, part of the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Since this new extension opened there have been many small exhibitions, including one to celebrate … Continue reading

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Artistic License

Recently an oil painting of Oxford High Street by J M W Turner was secured for Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. Having visited and admired the work I wanted to see if I could take some photographs to compare the modern scene … Continue reading

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Exploring Heritage in Oxford

Whether writing fact or fiction writers are always looking for new angles and viewpoints to explore. This weekend all over England there are Heritage Open Days allowing public access to places not generally open or free entry to paying attractions. … Continue reading

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Alice’s Day July 4th 2015

This may be America Independence Day but for those visiting Oxford UK today the focus was on a story told to a child in the city over 150 years ago. Her name was Alice Liddell and the story has become … Continue reading

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Sounds and Smells

Negotiating Broad Street in Oxford can be difficult at the best of times. Despite being partially pedestrianised taxis, bicycles and tourists by the coach-load can make the progress along the street slow. Given that many of the popular walking tours … Continue reading

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Timing

The Four Candles in Oxford is named for the famous Two Ronnies sketch in which fork handles become four candles to the listener. Ronnie Barker, who wrote the sketch, started his acting career in Rep in Oxford. Comedians know that … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

You never know who or what you might encounter on a stroll through the main streets of a town or city and Oxford last Saturday was no exception. With much of the area pedestrianised or restricted to buses, taxis and … Continue reading

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Deadline Time

As you can see from this image I missed these little fellows doing their turn at midday yet again. I always seem to arrive at this spot in the centre of Oxford just a few minutes late. The figures strike … Continue reading

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