Oxford audio tour: Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students

Walking Tour

60 mins

About the 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 Alex Beukers, who is a current student at the University. Alex 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.

You can also interact with 3D artefacts at the Ashmolean museum and Bodleian Libraries, experience the bustling May Morning celebrations at Magdalen Bridge, and take a selfie with a virtual mortar board.

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.

For further information, go to www.ox.ac.uk/knowyouroxford

📲 This version of the tour includes augmented reality (AR) and is intended for devices that are compatible with ARKit or ARCore.

A number of streets in Oxford have temporary one-way systems in place for pedestrians due to COVID-19. Please ensure you adhere to all on-street signage, and adapt your route as necessary.

Tour Producer


University of Oxford

The University of Oxford aims to lead the world in research and education. We seek to do this in ways which benefit society on a national and a global scale.

Major Landmarks

  • Carfax Tower

  • Ashmolean Museum

  • Bodleian Library

  • Radcliffe Camera

  • Examination Schools

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts outside the entrance to Carfax Tower.

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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 9am - 5pm Monday-Saturday as that is when the Covered Market is open. Gloucester Green Market is open 9am-4pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-5pm on Friday, and 10am-5pm on Saturday.


Be careful when crossing roads.


Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students