⦁ Tortoise - 'Tortoise wars' founded in 1555. Each college has a tortoise which they race in the summer.
⦁ Fawn- Is this Mr Tumness? The door to Narnia
⦁ Books - More published authors per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
⦁ JRR Tolkein- Lord of the rings- Professor of English at Merton
⦁ Lewis Carrol - Alice in wonderland
⦁ Oscar Wilde-student at Oxford
⦁ Philip Pullman- His dark materials
⦁ Mark Haddon - The curious incident of the dog in the night time
⦁ C S Lewis -The chronicles of Narnia, student at University College
⦁ John Buchan- the 39 steps, Brasenose College student.
⦁ Colin Dexter - Inspector Morse
⦁ P D James- Born and died in Oxford.
⦁ Oxford Dictionary - Began in 1844 by Richard Chenevix Trench, Herbert Coleridge and Frederick Furnival.
⦁ Coffee cup - First cups of coffee were served in the Grand Cafe.
⦁ Rowing Boat - Annual boat race against Cambridge,first race 1829 and an annual event since 1856
⦁ Alice - Alice Liddell was the daughter of the leader of Christ Church college.Lewis Carroll,( Charles Dodgson), taught at the university
⦁ Signs - Keep off the grass...signs like this are everywhere. 'No Peel' graffiti on a door in Christ Church.
⦁ Bear - The Bear Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Oxford dating back to 1242.
⦁ Blue Boar - In 1893 The Blue Boar inn was demolished to make space for the museum The pub was owned by King Henry III.
⦁ White Rabbit - Lewis Carroll
⦁ Oxford University Press- Founded in 1586
⦁ Universities - Oxford University is the worlds second oldest university, 922 years old
⦁ Man with big trousers- Fashion called Oxford bags, originally popular with the undergraduates in the 1920's
⦁ Oxford marmalade- Frank Cooper's wife originally made the marmalade to her own recipe making it at 83 to 84 High Street...so should be called Sarah-Janes Oxford marmalade
⦁ Shoes- The' Oxford' shoe closed lacing system. tighter and formal design.
⦁ Bell- Bell foundry in 1786-1854. the Taylor family of Loughborough.
⦁ Beer bottle - There were private breweries in most of the colleges. the one at Brasenose survived until 1889
⦁ Car- William Morris established Morris Motors Limited in 1910
⦁ Penny Farthing -Penny farthing Place. The Morris Museum has The Faulkner Cycle Collection. William Morris repaired bikes before moving onto cars.
⦁ Hogwarts - The great staircase and cloisters are in Christ Church, but the halls were a film set built in london.
⦁ Ox- 'oxanforda' the old name for Oxford meaning a ford where oxon could cross.
⦁ Dalmation - 102 Dalmations film 2000
⦁ Runner - In 1954, Roger Bannister, a medical student, was the first to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. He was a medical student at Oxford University.
⦁ Toad driving car - Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows, was educated at St Edwards School
⦁ Gandalf- based on Odin.
⦁ Frideswide - A saxon princess and healer who became the Patron Saint of Oxford.
⦁ Radio - Oxford band Radiohead
⦁ Supergrass - famous local band,
⦁ Turf Tavern - Features in Morse. also where Bill Clinton smoked but didn't inhale marijuana.
⦁ Theatre masks - Sheldonian Theatre built 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren.
⦁ Carfax Tower - also known as St.Martins Tower.
⦁ Botanic Gardens - Oldest in the world, founded in 1621. Also site of the old Jewish cemetry.
⦁ Bridge of Sighs - built in 1913, mimicing the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.
⦁ Old Tom - Bell tower built 1681-82 and designed by Christopher Wren.
⦁ Oxfam- founded in the store on Broad Street in 1942
⦁ Castle - Was a monastic community. Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote ' History of the Kings of England ' , a compilation of Arthurian legends.
⦁ Radcliffe Camera - No camera, the word used to mean chamber.
⦁ Blackwells - The biggest bookshop in the world with 3 miles of shelving and 150,000 books.
⦁ Museum of History of Science - the first public museum in the world opening in 1605
⦁ Stephen Hawking - Born in Oxford. Completed his undergraduate degree at University .
⦁ Motto - ''fortis est veritas '' the truth is strong
⦁ Crown -Plaque in Beaumont Street - Richard I reigned 1189-1199 and John, King of England 1199-1216 the sons of Henry II were both born in Beaumont Palace.