Mar 28 2019

“Drop everything and go and see it” ★★★★★ – In The Willows at Oxford Playhouse

Review written by Cormac Richards. Written 111 years ago, The Wind in the Willows has firmly become a classic of English literature and has been adapted many times and in many ways. Kenneth Grahame’s gentle story of animals has, at the heart of it, themes of friendship, good over bad and respect. And now, IN…

Mar 27 2019

A Bus Driver Who Served City Routes for 50 Years is Enjoying Taking His Foot Off the Gas in Retirement

Mohammed Faradoon’s career with Oxford Bus Company began on January 8, 1968, when Harold Wilson was prime minister and Hello Goodbye by the Beatles was Number One in the charts. In a career spanning six decades, the 69-year-old worked as a conductor, drove a ground-breaking electric bus in the 1990s and counted Morse author Colin…

Mar 26 2019

The King’s Centre, Oxford Hosts First ‘Youth in Mind’ Conference

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) is hosting the Oxfordshire Mind and Oxfordshire Youth first ‘Youth In Mind’ conference. More than 400 delegates are due to attend the sold-out event on March 27th at Oxford’s largest convention centre. The conference has been devised for professionals working with children and young people in Oxfordshire to share knowledge…

Mar 25 2019

Park and Ride Service Achieves Outstanding Passenger Satisfaction

The Oxford Bus Company’s Park & Ride service has achieved a ‘world class’ 96% overall satisfaction, in a survey of passengers by an independent watchdog. This places it equal first in England alongside another operator. Research conducted by Transport Focus revealed passengers using Oxford’s Park & Ride services were highly satisfied in 2018, up 3%…

Mar 25 2019

Experience Belmond’s Town and Country Package

Experience two beautiful sides of Great Britain and Combine Your Stay at Belmond Hotels in London and Oxfordshire. Start with two nights at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, a stylish retreat in the heart of Chelsea. The hotel is brimming with rich history and modern elegance. You’ll be perfectly positioned to discover the luxury shopping, museums and…

Mar 21 2019

Clocks Ticking for Blenheim Palace’s ‘Time Lord’

Julian Newman, Blenheim Palace’s official timekeeper, is gearing up for the challenge of changing 30 historic clocks ready for daylight saving time to end at 2am on Sunday, March 31st. Among the priceless antique timepieces, he’ll need to change is the 18th century East Courtyard Clock Tower, which is twice as old as Big Ben….

Mar 21 2019

Blenheim Bursary Boost for Local Good Causes

A number of local charities and good causes are set to benefit from a £50,000 charity and community bursary set up by Blenheim. The bursary, which was launched at the end of 2018, is available to all charities and organisations based within a 20-mile radius of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among groups receiving funds,…

Mar 20 2019

Blenheim 7K Fun Run 2019

Blenheim Palace is the stunning venue for the annual Blenheim7k on 29 April, sponsored by Freeths Solicitors.   Business teams can compete against the Freeths team for the team trophy. Sunday 29 April 2017 Events start at 10.15 am Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Participants can choose to run for fun, or to support their chosen charity, making…

Mar 19 2019

The King’s Centre, Oxford Hosts British Nuclear Medicine Society Conference

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) is hosting the internationally acclaimed British Nuclear Medicine Society Spring Conference (BNMS). More than 450 delegates are attending the three-day conference that will provide educational talks for healthcare professionals working in nuclear medicine.  Talks will cover topics including artificial intelligence, the impact of Brexit on nuclear medicine, radiopharmacy and radiology….

Mar 19 2019

Oxford Pass Launch at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is to host the launch of Oxford’s official sightseeing card on Wednesday, 3rd April at 6.30pm-8.30pm The Oxford Pass launch event, which takes place during English Tourism Week, will be attended by VisitEngland Chairman Denis Wormwell along with a number of key stakeholders. A joint initiative between Experience Oxfordshire, Oxford Bus Company and…

Mar 19 2019

Summer 2019 Season Now on Sale at Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse is delighted to launch its new Summer Season, playing from April to September 2019. Summer sees last of the theatre’s co-productions in celebration of its 80th year, alongside week-after-week of top-class drama, exciting dance and physical theatre, some of the best stand-up comedians on the circuit and much more. This season’s OP80 co-productions…

Mar 19 2019

Blenheim Palace Food Festival – A Gastronomic Day Out For All The Family

For the sixth year running, Fantastic Food Festivals will return to magnificent Blenheim Palace during the second May Bank Holiday (25th – 27th May 2019) for a gastronomic weekend packed with engaging and educational demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs, as well as a multitude of interactive family-friendly activities within the stunning grounds of the…

Mar 18 2019

#WhyILoveOx Photography Competition

English Tourism Week is right around the corner, and in celebration of the annual event The Oxford Mail and Experience Oxfordshire are excited to announce the launch of their Why I Love Oxfordshire photography competition. The premise is simple – we want to get people showing off their favourite bits of the county and encouraging other to venture far and wide in…

Mar 15 2019

High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Carole Souter CBE discuss the interplay between heritage and the visitor economy at the Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Richard Venables and Carole Souter CBE appeared at St. Cross College, Oxford yesterday, 14th March, as guest speakers at the Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform. Carole Souter CBE, former Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, and the current Master of St. Cross College in conversation…

Mar 08 2019

1969: From Woodstock to the Moon

22nd Annual Charlbury Beer Festival: free admission in 2019 to anybody dressed as an astronaut … or who arrives by rocket! There’s a real buzz around this year’s main event, so make sure you keep your right arm strong as we start the countdown to the 22nd Annual Charlbury Beer Festival taking place on Saturday 29…

Mar 08 2019

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Service Expands Due to Popular Demand Creating New Jobs

The Oxford Bus Company is increasing the size of its PickMeUp fleet for the second time in response to passenger demand. Two additional ultra-low emission Euro 6 Mercedes mini-buses will go into service on Sunday and five new driving jobs have been created. Two new vehicles were also added to the fleet in October 2018. These mini-buses…

Mar 07 2019

The Colour Walk Brings Spring to Bicester Village in a Vibrant Celebration of Colour

On 7 March Bicester Village welcomed the bright and beautiful Colour Walk, and with it launched the Village’s ‘Spring Fever’ campaign, inspired by Maryam Eisler’s Voices East London and celebrating the artists and designers of this burgeoning creative hub. Moving from London Marylebone to Bicester Village and led by East End art doyenne Sue Kreitzman,…

Mar 07 2019

From Leonardo to the Present, New Exhibition Explores History of Conveying 3D on the Page

Thinking 3D: From Leonardo to the Present 21 March 2019 – 9 Feb 2020 Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford Free admission, no booking required Thinking 3D: From Leonardo to the Present, a new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, explores how artists and scientists have learned to convey three-dimensional objects on the page over the last…

Mar 05 2019

Oxford Bus Company and the Oxford Science Park Form Partnership as Part of Joint Drive to Improve Connectivity

Oxford Bus Company and The Oxford Science Park have formed a partnership to strengthen the PickMeUp on-demand minibus service in the Eastern Arc of the city. The Oxford Science Park has become a formal corporate partner of the innovative ride sharing service, providing annual investment to support the pilot scheme. PickMeUp, which launched last June,…

Mar 04 2019

Launch of Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) Awards 2019

Anyone can suggest a project so why not get in touch? The Launch of the OPT Awards 2019 takes place on Monday 25 February at 4pm when the OPT team will join and BGS Architects at the Clerici & Sinclair Building at Oxford Brookes University winners of last year’s prestigious OPT plaque. The OPT Awards…

Mar 04 2019

Oxford Bus Company Rewards Staff Excellence in Really Amazing Awards Night

The Oxford Bus Company celebrated the achievements of its staff in its annual ‘The Really Amazing Awards’ ceremony at the prestigious Ashmolean Sculpture Gallery.   Staff scooped the coveted awards in eight categories, rewarding long service and exceptional performance by teams and individuals in the Oxford Bus Company and sister companies Thames Travel, Carousel and…