Home of hunchbacked professors, moss-entombed ivory towers, and centuries-old prestige, Oxford is a charming and historic town in Central England, and home to one of the oldest and most famous universities in the world. Studying in Oxford is the dream of every aspiring academic: perhaps I'll be lucky enough to study there one day; but for now, I've settled on a tourist's day trip to the place. Certainly better than not seeing it at all.
For my first sojourn into out-of-London England, today I went on a day trip to Oxford: lovely medieval town, and home of the world's most famous and most prestigious university. I was fortunate enough to be guided around the uni (and the town — they're virtually one-and-the-same) by my mate Garth, who showed me several areas that are generally off-limits to the public, and that are well worth seeing if you have the opportunity.
Garth is a colleague of my Uncle Paul, who's just started doing a Master's in Economic and Social History at Oxford. Paul was kind enough to let Garth know about me, and Garth was kind enough to take me on a tour around Oxford university today. Garth's a great guy, and he has a lot of ambition — I guess that makes Oxford the perfect place for him to be.