Possibly the most obvious thing that has endured in Oxford is the architecture. That’s partly down to Oxford being lucky to face very little damage during the Second World War, unlike so many other of Britain’s medieval cities. Where, for instance, the medieval centre of Coventry was almost completely destroyed, Oxford survived. READ MORE
Oxford was among the 9 finalists in the The European Commission competition, launched to find the next European Capital of Innovation for 2016. The “city of spires” was shortlisted for its vision to openly share the wealth of knowledge within its world-class innovation ecosystem. READ MORE
It’s midway through the summer at Oxford and the students have gone home for the holidays. This got us thinking about what a completely deserted Oxford might look like, so we got up at the crack of dawn to capture the sights and sounds of an empty city.
Here’s how the dreaming spires look first thing on a summer’s morning…
The city of Oxford is home to some 150,000 residents and a famous seat of learning, the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Although the exact date of its founding isn’t known, it is said that local priests and monks were first taught in monastery schools in the area in the eleventh century.
Watch the video with Verbalists students who attended the My OXFORD language travel program: