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 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 01 2019

From Far-Flung Landscapes to the Mind’s Eye: Art in Oxfordshire

Line and Light is an exhibition of ceramics and life drawings presented by Gaby Guz with  photographs by Rob Farrands, in The Barn Gallery, St John’s College, Oxford, the result of a winter time collaboration between two artists using three media (runs from 9th-24th). Gaby uses line and light to capture the fleeting poses she…