"OXFORD, comprising the parishes of St. Giles, St. Aldate, St. Mary, and many others [see below], it is a city and parliamentary borough, the capital, assize, sessions, polling, and election town of the county of Oxfordshire. It is the seat of an episcopal see and one of the two principal English universities, and stands on a gentle eminence near the junction of the river Isis, which is a branch of the Thames, with the Cherwell. It returns to parliament four members, of whom two sit for the city and two for the university.  ...  The city, the extent of which is about 2 miles from E. to W. by about 14 mile from N. to S., is situated in a sort of an amphitheatre surrounded on the W., S., and E. by well-wooded hills and fertile meadows, while to the N. it is flat and less thickly planted. …" See the full extract." [The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Archives & Libraries

This site will refer you to all the (Oxford University) College Archives.

In addition to the Bodleian library (which is, in reality, several distinct libraries), the University of Oxford has a large number of college and departmental libraries. Note these are not generally open to the public but this page will lead you to access and contact details.

There is a library on each campus of Oxford Brookes University.

There is a large public lending library in the centre of Oxford as well as several satellite libraries around the county.


Description & Travel

Town (Oxford City)

Welcome to Oxford

Oxford City Council

B&B in the City Centre in College accommodation

As long as you don't have a car in tow, you'll not find B&B much closer to the City Centre than Lincoln College

Gown (Oxford's Universities)

You can see pictures of Oxford which are provided by:





Stephanie Jenkins's pages on Oxford (&shire) History

Alan Simpson's The Demolished Houses of Broad Street, Oxford



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP512061 (Lat/Lon: 51.751262, -1.259716), Oxford which are provided by:


Names, Personal

Stephanie Jenkins's pages of Oxford (&shire) people lists