About Oxford and surroundings

Oxford city and university have developed around each other over the centuries. You may come across references to ‘town and gown’, illustrating the tension which has sometimes accompanied the development. With some academic study taking place in the 11th century, student numbers grew from 1167 and Oxford University was given a Royal Charter in 1248. Undergraduates studying at Oxford are associated with an individual college and may meet individually or in small groups with tutors there, as well as attending lectures or practical sessions in the main university sites. Many of the colleges are open to the public for visits during certain hours. On the opening day of the congress you will have the opportunity to join a walking tour to become familiar with the sights of Oxford, led by our very own tour guides, familiar to many of you: John and Mary Salinsky.

Oxford is full of interesting things to do within walking distance of Keble College, from museums and bookshops to riverside walks, parks and punting. If you haven’t heard of punting, then make sure that you read information relevant to Oxford. In Cambridge they steer the punt from the opposite end!

Places to visit not too far from Oxford include Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, the villages of the Cotswolds, Bicester shopping village and it is possible to visit London as a day trip.

You can find the Oxford Visitor Information Centre at 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, which is only a short walk from Keble College. Day trips can be booked here and there is up to date information about Oxford and things to do.

For their website click here.