Oxford

BOOK OXFORD HOTELS

Rather interesting Oxford facts

Click for places to stay in Oxford | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Oxford | Read visitor reports

Did you know that Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum is the oldest public museum in the world? Established thanks to the generosity of Elias Ashmole , it opened its doors to the public on May 24 1683 . The basis of its original collection, by the way, came from Lambeth .

Did you know that Radcot Bridge at Oxford is the oldest bridge over the River Thames ? It dates from around 1150, built by Cistercian monks. In 1387 the bridge was badly damaged during a battle which takes its name – Richard II ’s forces defeated by those of the future Henry IV .

If you like this, Share it

Famous Oxford people:

Alec Jeffreys
Basil Blackwell
David Pountney
Deborah Warner
Dorothy Sayers
Francis Maude
Herbert Giles
Hugh Laurie
Humphrey Searle
Jacqueline du Pre
John Kendrew
King John
Lennox Berkeley
Martha Lane Fox
Martin Amis
Mary Levison
Mike Hailwood
Miriam Margolyes
Nevil Sidgwick
Orlando Gibbons
P D James
Philip Webb
Richard I
Richard the Lionheart
Stephen Hawking
Sue MacGregor
Thomas Harriot
Tim Henman
Winifred Nicholson

More famous Britons here

Brit Quote:
A man loses his Dog so he puts an ad in the local paper - Here Boy! - Spike Milligan
More Quotes

On this day:
Malt Tax Riots Begin - 1725, Battle of Plassey - 1757, First Regatta on the Thames - 1775, Deadly Laki Gas Fog Arrives - 1783, End of coal rationing announced - 1958, Darwin’s Tortoise Dies at 176 - 2006, Britain Votes Leave - 2016
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages