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Walking Back to Happiness

Advantages: Tranquility
Disadvantages: Reality is never too far away

...Est: 1881 Free admission - - - University Parks is the intellectual lung of Oxford, a space to breathe and take timeout from capitalism and its followers, the bureaucrats - who incessantly demand you to form-fill, to keep their existence valid. The ...

1st2thebar 25.06.2014 · Read full review
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Take a walk in the (University) Parks

Advantages: Close to city centre. Paths suitable to most users. River, pond, trees and sports.
Disadvantages: Parking nearby is expensive and not plentiful.

...With time to kill this morning while my daughter was involved in an activity in North Oxford, I took a walk down the Banbury Road and into the University Parks, which are situated on the banks of the river Cherwell to the north side of the city centre. ...

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Cricket Trees and some more Grass

Advantages: Nice place if you like trees and cricket
Disadvantages: nothing much for children and no refreshments etc

The Parks, as it is more commonly known, is a 70-acre area of parkland situated slightly to the north of Oxford. It is a pleasant enough place to visit if you happen to be in the area but not really worth a special trip unless you are seriously interested ...

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So Many Books, So Little Time...

Advantages: Great visit for anyone who loves books and history, Excellent guide, Money supports the library
Disadvantages: Limited tour availability, Limited visitor facilities, Not suitable for younger children

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library" ~ Jorge Luis Borges I am a bibliophile. I am married to another bibliophile. We are the sort of people who think that decorating consists mainly of arranging our furniture so that we c ...

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The Bod

Advantages: Fascinating insight into the history of the library, good value tours
Disadvantages: Could be a bit dry for some

The Bodleian Library in Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and is the second largest after the British Library in London. The complex is based around the Old Schools Quadrangle of which there are several entrances. The ticket office entrance is on Ca ...

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