Elizabeth and I jumped on the Oxford Tube today to visit Oxford. I had never been before, and having now a few friends who attended the uni, we figured this would be the perfect bank holiday excursion.
We left London smiling, enjoying the sun and thanking whoever it was that had finally arranged for the summer to arrive. A little over an hour later the good old English weather was punishing us for our foolish naivety as we trudged the rain swept and rather cool streets in shorts and t-shirts. Thankfully it did warm up later.
We meandered around the town both by ourselves and on a walking tour where we learnt about the colleges and the history of the university. As any good Aussie should, we visited the Turf Tavern, where Hawkey secured his place in the Guinness Book of records by drinking a yard glass of ale in 11 seconds, and also saw where Bill Clinton’s room was.
My photography, bad at the best of times, was shocking today I am afraid. Oh well…
Having a drink in Hawkey’s honour
Bridge of Sighs
The Oxford University coat of arms – this is present on all university buildings
The New College
Merton College main quad