Books about Oxford, England

About the city of Oxford, England

Oxford, which is perhaps best known for its prestigious university, is also renowned for its beautiful architecture and long and interesting history.

The city dates from around 900 AD. The earliest known references to the university date from the 12th century. Significant events that occurred in Oxford include the burning at the stake of the Oxford Martyrs in 1555, the court of Charles I during the English Civil War (1642), the court of Charles II during the Great Plague of London (1665-66) and the first authenticated sub-four-minute-mile ran by Roger Bannister in 1954.

Places of interest in and around Oxford include parts of the university and colleges open to the public at certain times, especially during the summer months; museums; churches and church towers including Oxford Cathedral (at Christ Church College) and the University Church of St. Mary; Oxford Castle; Blenheim Palace and many outdoor attractions such as punting on the River Thames.

See also news from, about or mentioning Oxford, England.

In the News:

Fracking threat to most important wildlife locations in Britain, University study - 15 Oct '16

Recent assessment of British wildlife causes concern - 10 Dec '15

News from bird fossils from the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago) - 14 Aug '13

Avastin and Lucentis equally effective for treating wet AMD - 19 Jul '13

Prisoners who do yoga might benefit psychologically - 11 Jul '13

Malaria parasites stick to blood vessel linings via PfEMP1 (parasite proteins) - 5 Jun '13

Cockatoo spontaneously makes & uses tools for reaching food & other objects - 5 Nov '12

Heart disease medication shown to affect subconscious attitudes towards race - 7 Mar '12

Depictions of human-like winged-beings have been discovered throughout the ancient world.

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