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Tolkien’s Trees

If you are a Tolkien fan, there is a good chance that you share his interest in nature. Tolkien was a lover of trees. Just like Elven queen Galadriel called the gardener hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings a lover of trees.

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Park Life: Oxford’s Top Parks and Open Spaces

The sun is just about starting to peak through the clouds and, as we all know, there’s nothing better on a sunny day than to loaf about in a park with a picnic and a Frisbee, or just wander about among the flowers and trees enjoying nature’s finest delights. But

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Literary Oxford: The city’s not-so-secret history in books

Oxford’s dreaming spires is perhaps unparalleled in its rich literary history, having been the inspiration behind many volumes of fiction and poetry over the centuries. From Shelley to Pullman. It continues to feature as both the film and literary settings to many contemporary works, such as JK Rowling’s Harry Potter

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Narnia In Oxford part 1 The Inklings writers

How do great inspirations start? It has been said that inspiration strike in the most unexpected places. This is true for the classic author C.S Lewis who is famous for his work The Chronicles of Narnia, which sold over 100 million copies worldwide. It was a snowy winter. Lewis was

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What’s hot on the music scene in Oxford

Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, is well known for its University, and is steeped in architecture and history. But if you’re into music, then you’ll know that it has a pretty good reputation when it comes to that too. From an abundance of orchestras and choirs to a string

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