Know Your Oxford: guided audio tour for new and prospective students

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    17 Sep 2018
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    32 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    If you’ve just started studying at Oxford University or you’re thinking about applying, Know Your Oxford will help you to find your feet in the city.

    Using your smartphone you’ll get an insider’s view to student life in central Oxford – hearing first-hand from those who know what it’s like to be a student here, and helping you to settle in.

    Your guide for Know your Oxford is Charlotte Laycock, who is a current student at the University.

    Charlotte opens the door to studying at Oxford: outlining the role of the colleges and departments; giving the inside view on Oxford’s academic dress and ceremonies; and pointing out the museums, libraries and other attractions.

    The tour also includes practical advice on being a student, with information about the students’ union and University services; and where to find shops, supermarkets, and places to eat and drink.

    Winding through the historic heart of Oxford, the tour passes by iconic buildings including the Radcliffe Camera and the Sheldonian Theatre, revealing snippets of the city’s long history as she goes.

    Students and staff from across the University help to bring the tour to life, with presidents of the African and Caribbean Society and the Dramatic Society; a librarian at the Bodleian; and college porters all helping to tell the Oxford students’ story.

    If you want to get to grips with life at the University, and really know your Oxford, this tour is a must.

    Know Your Oxford was made possible thanks to the Oxford University Innovation Challenges.

    Please note that this tour was designed specifically for current and prospective Oxford University students. It is not intended to be used as a general tour of the city.

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    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Carfax Tower, Oxford Student Union, Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, Examination Schools

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts outside the entrance to Carfax Tower.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    The Covered Market, Gloucester Green Market and the High Street are all good places to get a coffee and a bite to eat.

    Best time of day:

    You can do the tour at any time. The best time to go is from 8am - 5pm as that is when the Covered Market is open. On Sunday, it is open 9-4pm. Gloucester Green Market is open Tuesday, Wedneday and Saturday, as an added bonus.


    Be careful when crossing roads.


    Plus Write a comment


    I'm not a student at Oxford, but this tour makes me wish I was. Thank you for making this available!

    Posted by Phil Brown , about 2 months ago

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