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Come along on Saturday 20th October for a day trip to the historic city of Oxford!
About the day
We will travelling by coach to the historic city of Oxford!
Its name means 'ford of the Oxen' (where the river is low enough so Oxen can cross the river). It is know today as The City of Dreaming Spires and is famous the world over for its University and place in history.
There is evidence of teaching in Oxford as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest surviving university. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled northeast to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two "ancient universities" are frequently jointly referred to as "Oxbridge".
The university has educated many famous writers and prime ministers and it's also been featured in many T.V shows and films, including Harry Potter.
We will be having a guided walking tour of the city which includes a tour of Trinity College. We will also be visiting the Ashmolean Museum, which after being founded in 1683 is the oldest museum in the UK.
9:00am - leave London
10:30am - arrive at Oxford
10:45am - start guided walk of city, which includes entry to two colleges
1:00pm - stop for lunch
2:00pm - visit the Ashmolean Museum
3:30pm - museum visit finishes - meet outside main entrance
3:30pm - freetime to look around city, go punting on the river or visit another museum
5:30pm - meet the coach and return to London
7:00pm - arrive back in London
At 5:30pm, we will head back to London, dropping off at Bressenden Place by about 7:30pm (depending on traffic).
We are going by executive coach (we have changed coach companies from last year) and all coaches now have a toilet on board.
- If you wish to reserve a seat on the coach in advance, after you pay please look at the seating plan in the photos and then email me ([masked]) with the seat number/s you wish to reserve. Its first come first served.
- The seat you sit on when you board the coach is yours for the day. If you wish to change seats on the coach during the day, you will need to get permission from the individual who is seated there.
Coach cost is £20 per person for Full Members and £26 per person for everyone else (payable in advance when you RSVP - Full Members, just amend the amount in Paypal before paying).
Please note: you won't be able to pay via the app, only the full site. You also don't need a Paypal account to pay, just a credit card.
Go here to become a Full Member - www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/
The guided tour of the town and entry to two colleges is is £12 per person for Full Members and £14 per person for everyone else (payable on the day). The Ashmolean Museum is free.
You can either bring food & drink for the day or purchase in a local pub or cafe.
If you can't see us, please text.
Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.
Hope to see you there!
Robert[masked] (prefer text)
Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/