Oxford Oddities

The series, called ‘Odditites of Oxford’ – or ‘Oxford Oddities’ for short – will be celebrating all the weird and wonderful quirks to be found when roaming around these strange streets.

I once said somewhere on this blog (anyone who can find where and let me know in the comments gets a brownie point!) that living in Oxford is the closest you can come to living in a fantasy world, while still technically being a part of this reality. Nothing here makes sense and that’s a huge part of its charm.

So I’ve decided that this needs celebrating! Stand by for some random details that have been tucked away for the most intrepid of explorers, some quirks that are absolutely straight out of some book or other, and some interesting stories to match…

When There’s An Actual Magical Building Down That Back Alley…

The Times It Turns Into A Horror Setting…

The Times When The Walls Have Ears, And They’re Talking Back…

Those Times When There’s … A Donkey?

Stop! Thief!

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With thanks to Parker Foye for  this photograph of Magdalen Bridge in the fog. You can (and should!) check out their writing here: (http://parkerfoye.com/)