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  • Keeping you updated with events, news, and activities from this beautiful and vibrant city.

    Make the most of your experience being an international student at Oxford Brookes. Our university is located in a sublime location, the city of Oxford is full of green spaces, social spots and a wide variety of cultural events. 

    Something for every taste (and budget!), get your comfy shoes (or fancy ones, it depends), get lost, discover and enjoy!

    • Ashmolean Museum
      Contained in a gorgeous building across from the Randolph Hotel, the Ashmolean has paintings, coins, musical instruments, antiquities, statues of deities, and a must see Egyptian exhibit. Cafe and Museum Shop.
    • Modern Art Oxford
      Modern Art Oxford is a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes. The gallery is located in central Oxford and provides free entry for all.
    • University Museum of Natural History
      Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens.
    • Pitt Rivers Museum
      The Pitt Rivers Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world and all time periods. It is truly a global museum. The museum is also a teaching and research institution and the curators are also university lecturers in either cultural anthropology or prehistoric archaeology.

    The city centre of Oxford can be covered on foot. You'll find plenty fascinating historic sites to visit! Here some suggestions of Oxford best-loved landmarks: 

    • Christ Church
    • The Radcliffe Camera
    • The Bodleian Library
    • The Bridge of Sighs
    • The University Church
    • The Sheldonian Theatre
    • Oxford Castle
    • Blackwell's Bookshop
    • The Examinations School
    • Carfax Tower

    Full list of Oxford Colleges and their websites

    Oxford is a paradise for foodies. The whole city is full of nice cafes and restaurants, however you will find a wide variety in two main areas, Cowley Road and Jericho. It is a long list, here some of our recommendations on independent coffee shops and charming restaurants. But remember, the best way to discover the best places is exploring the city, getting lost. Enjoy!

    Pubs, a blend of tradition, British culture and student life. Discover the oldest pubs in Oxford, learn about their fascinating History and famous patrons.

    Some recommendations:

    • The Bear Inn
    • The Eagle and Child
    • The Turf Tavern
    • Lamb & Flag

    Some recommendations here to go for nice walks in beautiful outdoor spaces. Good for the mind and the soul, enjoy!

    • Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park
    • South Park
    • Port Meadow
    • Christ Church Meadow
    • University Parks
    • University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

    Some independent and charming cinemas here:

    Perfect one day trip in Oxfordshire, very easy to reach from Oxford city centre by bus, only 20 minutes.

    Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history.

    The S3 bus service to Woodstock runs every 30 minutes from Oxford train station and Oxford's Gloucester Green bus station to the gates of Blenheim Palace. Please ask the bus driver to identify the appropriate stop.

    Oxford Bus Company's 500 service leaves from Oxford Parkway and stops at Blenheim Palace and Woodstock.

    Keep an eye on their website for updates of events and activities at Blenheim Palace during the year.

    www.blenheimpalace.com