Explore Oxford

Explore the Beautiful City of Oxford

Walk in the footsteps of intellectual, scientific and political giants

Immersed in history and academia, the beautiful and historical City of Oxford is one of the world’s greatest and oldest intellectual hubs, housing two universities, state-of-the-art hospitals and several research and business centres. In particular, the University of Oxford – founded in the early 12th century – is the oldest and one of the most prestigious educational establishments in the world. Oxford has produced many of the world’s leaders in science, politics, civil service and business, including 50+ Nobel Laureates, 25+ British Prime Ministers and 50+ Olympic medal-winners.

Oxford is not just a great seat for learning; its unique charm extends to its convenient and central location, easy access to London and international airports, and excellent shops in the newly-built Westgate Centre and Bicester Shopping Village – one of Europe’s largest designer outlets. Furthermore, Oxford is a rich tourist centre and has a large number of magnificent, historic buildings and museums, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. So Oxford is the perfect place for an introduction to the world!

During our programmes, along with our guided tours, the students will also have the freedom to explore some of Oxford’s many attractions, clustered within a radius of the centre of the town during free afternoons. There are ancient colleges, a castle, outstanding museumsart galleries, a covered market, a botanic garden, some of the best bookshops in Europe (for example, Blackwell’sWaterstones and Oxford University Press), punting on the river (Magdalen Bridge BoathouseCherwell Boathouse), walks in parks and Christ Church meadow, and guided Harry Potter, Inspector Morse and Lewis, JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit), CS Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) trails. Further afield, Blenheim Palace, set in its magnificent grounds, is only 30 minutes away by bus.

Oxford is linked to London by the M40 motorway that carries two frequent bus services, Oxford Tube and Oxford CityLink, while the train from Oxford to London’s Paddington station takes less than an hour, making the cultural and night life of the capital easily accessible.

We hope that you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the Oxford environs and will take back home fond memories of the City and the School.

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