What you'll see

What you'll see and hear

You will see first-hand the University's most photographed and iconic buildings – the Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library, Old Schools Quad, Sheldonian Theatre and the Bridge of Sighs. (make sure you bring a camera). I will tell their individual story and how they fit into the development of the University. If you’re a Morse, Lewis or Endeavour fan you may recognise some of the places we go and if you don’t I’ll point them out to you.

We’ll go inside a college, experience the quiet of a quad, visit the chapel and gardens and see where the students eat their communal meals. Each college has its own unique atmosphere, history and traditions and it’s my job to bring them alive.

I will also tell you the story of the City of Oxford. Dating back to about 875 it was originally built to withstand Viking raids, is older than England and predates the University by nearly 300 years. The Black Death and riots between the town’s people and students changed the balance of power over the centuries and enabled the University to acquire more and more of the centre of Oxford.


 

Walking tour of Oxford
Bridge of Sighs

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Dave, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. An informative tour of a beautiful city steeped in tradition.

Phenomenally informative and entertaining tour guided by the warm and erudite Dave. I can't imagine a better introduction to the university and the city for the time strapped visitor. Balliol was a highlight.