Oxford

Oxford

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Oxford

Oxford is a city, which is located in the South East area of England. In 2016, the city had the population of 170,350, and in the United Kingdom, it is the 52nd largest city. The city lies around 92 kilometres from London, approximately 110 kilometres from Bristol, about 105 kilometres from both cities, Birmingham and Southampton and 40 kilometres from Reading. In the United Kingdom, the largest university library system is maintained by the University of Oxford and in the United Kingdom, the second largest library is a Bodleian Library after the British Library.

The city and their vicinity have several local radio stations including Heart Thames Valley, Jack FM, Destiny 105, BBC Oxford and Jack FM 2. The city has a popular local newspaper, i.e. The Oxford Times. The city has some historical places including Windsor Castle Stonehenge, Oxford, Stonehenge Inner, Oxford Castle Unlocked, Cambridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford historical Colleges.

Economy

The city has a strong, diverse economy, industries of the city include publishing, motor manufacturing, education, a wide range of science-based business and information technology. The motor manufacturer is a major centre, which is located in the city and was established in 1910.

Several shops and theatre are located in the city centre. Several chain stores are situated in the city as well as a small number of self-governing retailers. The city has two small Centre for shopping such as Westgate Centre and Clarendon Centre. 

Theatres and cinemas

The city has a wide range of theatres. The New Theatre Oxford is a commercial theatre, which is located in Oxford, England. The Oxford Playhouse theatre is designed by Sir Edward Maufe and located in Beaumont Street, Oxford.

Education

The city is served by main two universities. Oxford Brookes University was founded in 1992. In 2016 to 2017, the university had around 17,805 students, and it is situated in Oxford, England. The university is divided into four parts such as Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Design and Environment and the second university is the University of Oxford, which is served to the city. There are several primary, secondary, independent and further education schools.

  • Aston Rowant Church of England School, Aston Rowant
  • Rush Common Primary School, Abingdon-on-Thames
  • St Amand's Catholic Primary School, East Hendred
  • Chiltern Edge, Sonning Common
  • The Gateway Primary School, Carterton
  • Faringdon Junior School, Faringdon
  • Long Wittenham CE School Manor school
  • St John the Evangelist CE Primary School
  • Dunmore Primary School, Abingdon-on-Thames

Museums and galleries

The city is served by various museums and galleries. Many are free of charges and are major attractions for tourists. Oxford University Museum is situated on Parks road in the city, and in 1850, it was established. The Ashmolean Museum, situated on the Beaumont Street and it is first university museum in the United Kingdom. In 2009, it was reopened after the main redevelopment. It contains collection of archaeology and art.

The History of Science museum exhibited a collection of scientific instruments and it is situated on the Broad Street of the city. The city has some other famous places including Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Oxford Botanic Garden, The Headington Shark, Sheldonian Theatre, and St. Mary the Virgin Church.

Transport

The Great Western Railway was established in 1833, and it provides services for long distance including the Cornish Riviera Express, the Cheltenham Spa Express and the Flying Dutchman. In 1852, Oxford railway station was opened, which is situated in the city of Oxford. It has four platforms, and it lies around 1 kilometres from west of the city centre. The city has a major motorway, i.e. M40, and it links London to Birmingham.

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