Study in Oxford
Oxford is a city on the Thames River in central southern England, about 90km northwest of London. It is a county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. Oxford has a diverse economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses.
This worldwide known city is home of the oldest university in the country, University of Oxford. It is one of the most famous and prestigious higher education institutions of the world. The harmonious architecture of Oxford university buildings inspired a poet Mathew Arnold to name Oxford "the city of dreaming spires". This historical city is also home to wide range of schools, many of which receive students from around the world.
Oxford has numerous major tourist attractions, many belonging to the university and colleges. The city centre has plenty of shops, several theatres, and an ice rink. The historic buildings make this location a popular target for film and TV crews. Oxford is a very green city, with several parks and nature walks within the ring road, as well as several sites just outside the ring road. Oxford, and its surrounding towns and villages, have produced many successful bands and musicians.
What to do and see: visit the official Oxford tourism website.
Be prepared, what is important to know about Oxford:
- Oxford Currency: GBP
- Oxford Telephone area code: +1865
- Oxford Electricity (plug): Electricity in United Kingdom is 230 volts, frequency 50Hz, plug type G. Check out the type of plug.
- Oxford Annual events: The Turl Street Arts Festival (Feb), Oxford HUman Rights Film Festival (Feb), Dancon Oxford (Mar), Folk Weekend Oxford (Apr), Walingford Food Festival (May), The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport (Aug) and more.
- Oxford Public holidays: check out on Government website.
- Oxford Weather average:
Winter (Dec - Feb): 6°C - 8°C
Spring (Mar - May): 10°C - 17°C
Summer (Jun - Aug): 20°C - 22°C
Autumn (Sep - Nov): 10°C - 19°C
Find information about transports in Oxford on government website: ainda nao
- In Oxford, cycling is common means of transport.
- Getting around Oxford: buses, coach and rail.
- Taxis can be hailed from the streets.
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