The Oxford Area

Tips and Articles in The Oxford Area

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...
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...
England Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University has treasures that span the history of mankind, from Minoan artifacts and English silver to an outstanding collection of drawings by Raphael and some of t...
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...
The river test in southern England is one of the world's finest trout streams. The word in American fly-fishing circles was that you had to book your "beat," or designated stretch of the river, a year in advance. No more. Richard Fannon, manager o...
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...