Category Archives: Oxford

Oxford Record Shop: Truck Store on Cowley Road

Once lost, some things never return: empires, David Trezeguet’s football shirt, the handloom industry, virginity, my Belle & Sebastian bookmark, records shops. But Oxford’s bucking the trend and – in what’s either a calculated act of genius or misadventure on … Continue reading

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Photos: Oxford students occupy Radcliffe Camera library

Jump to the bottom for a gallery. Almost the whole of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is currently closed due to the occupation of the flagship Radcliffe Camera building. The protest has now been running for almost twenty-four hours. What started … Continue reading

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Unloved Oxford: RAF Upper Heyford

If you’re planning the destruction of the world then you need a fair few people. And if you’re going to have a load of people sitting around you might as well put them somewhere nice – and build a big … Continue reading

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Unloved Oxford: Faringdon Folly

I really miss hills when I’m down south. I decided to apply to Oxford University rather than its Fenland counterpart on the basis that at least I wouldn’t be stuck on an endless expanse of open flatness. Contours are good … Continue reading

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Unloved Oxford: The Unicorn clothes shop

Eva started running the Unicorn clothes shop some time ago. She hasn’t stopped since. It’s a place of calm at 5 Ship Street, offering a silent site for rummaging through vintage clothes in the centre of Oxford. The clothes are … Continue reading

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See this now: You’re Not Alone at the Radcliffe Observatory

The Radcliffe Observatory is another of Oxford’s well kept secrets, despite it being all of five minutes walk from the city centre and one of the most beautiful structures in a city that’s already fairly easy on the eye. It … Continue reading

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Unloved Oxford: The Oxford Canal

In a city that’s not short of beardy, alternative types the Oxford Canal still sticks out as a haven for stubborn liberals. Line after line of permanently moored narrow boats stretch out along the towpath from the canal’s stubby end … Continue reading

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