I’ve been taken aback – nothing new there – no plan and now I’m in catch up mode ...
Port Meadow - above
|Oxford skyline from Boars Hill|
I have a guest post up at Stephen Tremp’s blog on Professor Stephen Hawking – I thought it was tomorrow ... oh well ... how about some Oxford Places – this is where Hawking began his academic career and is the town that holds some happy memories for me ...
Where best to start – at a watering hole, a 16th century beer-house, and a place where writers met to discuss literature and life:
The Eagle and Child, St Giles, Oxford, meeting place of the “The Inklings” a post war writing group, including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein ...
The pub is in St Giles – a wide avenue lined on both sides by London plane trees. Cattle and sheep used to be driven along St Giles to the drinking pond before going on to market round the corner.
Or how about a walk along the Thames, in Christchurch Meadow, on Shotover, or Boars Hill – there are many very good walks, cycle paths and ancient forest rambles within Oxford, its valleys or hills surrounding the city itself.
Port Meadow is an area of common land. The right of people to graze their animals on the land free of charge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and horses and cattle still graze there today.
Port Meadow has never been ploughed, is treasured for its wild flowers and the fritillaries in particular.
The Snake's Head Fritillary - the county flower of Oxfordshire
We need to finish with an inspiring conversation at one of the many pubs for a few beers, a glass of wine, a plate of pub food or move along to a fine dining restaurant – or just home after a contented day out.
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