- Oxford Tour led by an Oxonian
- Explore the colleges with an insider
- Small groups, max 6 people
A Look Inside
Beyond the Baroque domes, gothic vaults and Palladian quadrangles there is so much more to see: enough to occupy the visitor for much longer than a mere tour allows - perhaps, in termtime at about 6pm, evensong in one of the colleges, a trip out of town to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, only six miles from Oxford, on sunny days a punt down the River Cherwell, or a look around the University’s world class museums, where objects range from Alice’s dodo through shrunken heads to the work of Titian and Barbara Hepworth. The possibilities are almost endless.
"Loved the insights she had into both historical and current affairs."
What if I want to visit Cambridge?
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Aged 63, born in Montreal, Canada, grew up in Oxford. A former strategy consultant and business manager.
Alexandra Jackson lives in London and spends a lot of time with her family in the countryside in Wiltshire, to the west of London. Alexandra’s love of history dates back to her childhood curiosity about the past, and her fascination with stories and legends. “Why?” is probably her most frequently used word. After studying History at Oxford University, she began a career in finance, first as a stock broker and then as a financial journalist, writing a daily investment column for The Times newspaper. After taking a break in her career to raise four children, Alexandra is now returning to her first love: history and heritage. She particularly enjoys making connections between past and present, using her experience and expertise to interpret historic episodes in a more accessible way. She loves sharing her ideas as an expert guide for Context Travel.
Athene Reiss was born in Oxford, grew up in Connecticut in the US, and returned to Oxford, where she has lived and taught for the past 25 years. She has published a book and articles on various topics in medieval art and environmental education. She loves teaching architectural history, and is particularly passionate about the opportunities Oxford colleges give for looking at a wide range of building styles, the history of stained glass, and the social structures of higher education. Athene has taught environmental education to children and adults and enjoys exploring Oxford's mix of urban and natural environments.
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