A circular walk around beautiful Christ Church Meadow with local historian and author Mark Davies, exploring the historical, geographical, and literary associations of a riverside location which has remained essentially unaltered for centuries. Topics will include the Civil War; the origins of the Oxford–Cambridge Boat Races and inter-college rowing rivalries; Oxford’s ancient municipal boundaries; the earliest British men and women to fly; Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ and other classics of fantasy fiction; Britain’s oldest Botanic Garden; and cricket (made interesting!) and drownings (made poignant).
The majority of the route is suitable for wheelchair users, with the exception of the final (less informative) section where participants can carry on to the Museum, where numerous relevant objects are on display.
Tickets cost £10 per person and are available from the MOX Gift Shop or buy online (booking fee applies).
Suitable for 16+