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By Gregory Long
A keen amateur, I spend the summer tending the garden at my weekend house in upstate New York. But as the days shorten and I get ready to plunge into autumn, I like to travel to see what other gardeners have been up to. Last year I took off the f...
By Charles Gandee
By Paul Levy
Oxford is a secretive place. The university’s colleges turn inward, clustering around courtyards, unlike rival Cambridge, where some of the colleges spread along one bank of the Cam River. Until the queen opened its new building this past December...
By Susan Roy
HAVE I MENTIONED THAT I STUDIED AT OXFORD?Excuse me, did I say "studied"?I meant to say I read at Oxford—specifically, art history at Christ Church College, the largest and most beautiful Oxford University college. So what if it lasted only a wee...
By Eve Glasberg
DESTINATIONS Norwich, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath TRAVEL TIME Five days START/END London TOTAL DISTANCE 487 miles RESOURCES Buy a detailed map ($8.50) at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. For additional information—including links to university towns' tourism...

Things to do in Oxford

The Pitt Rivers Museum, one of the world's top ethnographic collections, comprises a dizzying array of objects—vitrines stuffed with shrunken heads from the Amazon, Hawaiian feather cloaks, even fishing lures.