Feb 28 2019

The King’s Centre, Oxford Hosts International Biotech Conference

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) is hosting a world-leading ‘drug discovery’ conference. The inaugural ELRIG CRISPR in Drug Discovery: From Targets to Therapeutics is being held at the convention centre in Osney Mead, Oxford. World renowned industry experts from the USA, France and Germany are among the line-up of keynote speakers. The scientific conference is…

Feb 28 2019

March Round-Up

There’s lots going on in Oxfordshire this March from theatre, to tap-takeovers, to festivals and new museum exhibitions. Plus, treat Mum this Mother’s Day with some exciting events on Sunday 31st.     Good to Know: Visit Cotswold Wildlife Park to see a beautiful display of flowering tulips! In particular, look out for 1000 striking bright pink…

Feb 27 2019

Pink Tulips Flower at Cotswold Wildlife Park to Support UCARE, an Oxford-Based Charity

One of the Highlights of a Late Spring-Time Visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park is the Incredible Impact of Their Tulips. Borders and planters in the Walled Garden, around the Manor House and throughout the Park are illuminated by over one hundred varieties of all different shapes and colour. They hope one of the most…

Feb 26 2019

The Oxford Rye Vodka Did It Again!

The Oxford Artisan Distillery won the World’s Best Varietal Vodka category at the World Vodka Awards for the second year in a row. The World Vodka Awards describes: “chocolate croissant, coffee and cocoa nibs, roasted nuts on the nose. Some raisin and prune. Almost PX sherry nose. Smooth, delicious palate full of complexity and flavour….

Feb 25 2019

Creative Team Announced for Blenheim Palace’s 2019 Summer of Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre, today announces the creative team for its Blenheim Palace nine-week season, following a hugely successful inaugural run at its original site in York in 2018.   The 13-sided Elizabethan-style playhouse – complete with an Elizabethan village – will be constructed over a three-week period in the…

Feb 22 2019

Giggling Squid to Bring the Flavours of Thailand to Oxford

Giggling Squid is set to introduce its signature Thai cuisine to the Jericho neighbourhood of Oxford early spring 2019. Having established a loyal following throughout the country since 2009 with its brilliant combination of bold Thai flavours and authentic cooking techniques, Giggling Squid will open for lunch and dinner located on Walton Street within an…

Feb 22 2019

Explore the Hidden Side of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is inviting visitors to take a privileged peek inside the Private Apartments which have been lived in by the Dukes and Duchesses of Marlborough for more than 300 years. The guided tours of some of the Palace’s most opulent and luxurious rooms provide an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at life in this…

Feb 21 2019

“I was Dancing in My Seat!” Kinky Boots Comes to New Theatre Oxford

When a world-famous musical fresh from London’s West End visits Oxford, of course Experience Oxfordshire went to see the show! Kinky Boots is at New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 23rd February. When Charlie Price (Joel Harper-Jackson, who recently starred in the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time UK tour) is struggling…

Feb 19 2019

Super Supper Clubs in Blenheim Palace’s Orangery Restaurant

Blenheim Palace and its official catering partner Searcys have unveiled a programme of fun and informative ‘Supper Clubs’ in the Orangery Restaurant, overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Garden. The evening events cover a range of topics from J M W Turner and horticulture to Winston Churchill and the work of a world-renowned chocolatier…

Feb 19 2019

Easter Eggstravaganza at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has an eggcellent Easter weekend planned for all the family to enjoy from 19 – 22 April, 2019. Blenheim Palace’s Family Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy. Find a traditional fairground with vintage rides* for the whole family….

Feb 15 2019

Hook Norton Brewery Wins VisitEngland Hidden Gem Award

Hook Norton Brewery has been awarded the South East’s ‘Hidden Gem Award’ in VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Accolades that recognise the quality of visitor experiences across England. Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase those businesses in their quality scheme that go the extra mile to provide a high quality day…

Feb 15 2019

Oxford Bus Company Boosts On-Board Wi-Fi Quality in Partnership With RebelRoam to Enable Passengers to Watch Videos Comfortably

Oxford Bus Company has become the first bus operator in the UK to use new technology to improve Wi-Fi experience for passengers. It has partnered with RebelRoam, an on-board Wi-Fi traffic optimization service provider to enable the delivery of a better Wi-Fi service, without increasing operating costs for higher data consumption. It means passengers will…

Feb 14 2019

England Originals Welcome Training to Take Place on 13th March 2019, a Valuable Opportunity for Oxford Businesses

Experience Oxfordshire is calling on Oxford businesses to get involved in a £1.6m Discover England Fund* project by England Originals from England Historic Cities, to attract more international visitors to the city. For the very first time Oxford along with 14 of England’s top ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together…

Feb 11 2019

Tried and Tested: Didcot Railway Centre

When you’re stuck for inspiration this February half-term, we have the best place to go: Didcot Railway Centre. A fun attraction for the whole family, Didcot Railway Centre is a day-out not to be missed.  As a cure for a grey February weekend, we went along to visit the attraction – and loved it. Who?…

Feb 11 2019

Last Chance to See the Bodleian’s ‘Sappho to Suffrage’ Exhibition

Visitors have just two weeks left to visit the Bodleian Libraries exhibition, Sappho to Suffrage: Women who Dared, which is open at the Weston Library until Sunday 24 February. The free exhibition celebrates the achievements of women across a range of disciplines, from the arts to the sciences, marking the 100 years since the Representation…

Feb 11 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Publishes 2019 Visitor Guide

Experience Oxfordshire have launched their 2019 Visitor Guide with more pages of content to inspire visitors than ever before. Speaking about the new Visitor Guide, Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire commented: “The 2019 Visitor Guide showcases some of the many things there are to see and do across Oxfordshire and the city of…

Feb 11 2019

New General Manager Appointed at the King’s Centre, Oxford

The King’s Centre Oxford is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim King as their new General Manager. Tim takes over from Michelle Fernandez who has returned to the United States with her family. He said: “It is a privilege to be given this opportunity; I hope that in the next few months and years…

Feb 08 2019

New ‘Art and the Churchill Family’ Exhibition

This February visitors will have a unique opportunity to view a collection of Churchill’s original paintings that will be on display in the Long Library including rarely seen works and family portraits from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 10 February – 16 March, 2019 Winston Spencer Churchill, born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, always…

Feb 08 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Named Destination Marketing Organisation of the Year at UKinbound’s Awards for Excellence

UKinbound, the trade association that represents nearly 400 of the UK’s top tourism businesses, awarded Experience Oxfordshire the accolade of Destination Marketing Organisation of the Year at its Awards for Excellence event last night. The award was presented in front of over 250 tourism and hospitality professionals at the annual Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner,…

Feb 06 2019

Woodstock Town Council and Blenheim Estate to Appoint Facilitator for Woodstock Infrastructure and Community Delivery Plan

Blenheim Estate and Woodstock Town Council are to appoint a facilitator to help them produce an infrastructure and community delivery plan for Woodstock. The plan aims to help identify the existing and future needs of Woodstock, in particular, in the context of the sites allocated for development on Blenheim Estate land in the West Oxfordshire…

Feb 05 2019

UK’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions Announced

The UK’s top 20 most searched for tourist attractions of 2018 have been revealed. Using search volume data from Google, travel website, The Tourist Trail has published a list of the top 20 most searched for UK attractions in 2018, and the results may surprise you. Whilst over half of the top 20 attractions were…