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City of knowledge

Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). It is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.It is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of the university buildings.


The Oxford University Parks, or simply and more normally the University Parks to members of the community, is one large parkland area slightly northeast of the Oxford city centre. It is open to the public during the day, and boasts beautiful gardens, large sports fields, and rare and exotic plants.

The Oxford story...

Oxford has numerous major tourist attractions, many belonging to the university and colleges. As well as several famous institutions, the town centre is home to Carfax Tower and a historical themed ride, The Oxford Story. Port Meadow is a large area of common land to the north and west of Oxford, England. The meadow is an ancient area of grazing land, still used for horses, and has never been ploughed.


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