Jul 31 2019

Children’s favourite objects feature in new trail at Oxford University museums

These are a few of our favourite things: children’s favourite objects feature in summer trail at Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums With over 8.5 million objects and specimens in Oxford University museums, and 6,000 different types of plant in the Oxford Botanic Garden, there is certainly a lot to choose from when selecting your…

Jul 31 2019

From Oxfordshire to the Orne: Normandy 75th Anniversary exhibition comes to the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

The new exhibition, Normandy 75: Oxfordshire to the Orne, will go on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum from 7th August – 3rd November 2019. This exhibition will combine a travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum with stories that staff at the museum have collected from around Oxfordshire. These stories will be told…

Jul 24 2019

Oxford Bus Company unveils special new Ashmolean Museum branded coaches

The Oxford Bus Company has revealed the dazzling new Ashmolean Museum branded luxury coaches. The two coaches form part of Oxford Bus Company’s £3.5m investment in a new range of coaches for its Airline services to Heathrow. It will see 11 new Mercedes Tourismo coaches enter service this month, including the two Ashmolean Museum branded…

Jul 18 2019

Experience Oxfordshire host summer networking event at The Macdonald Bear Hotel

On 16th July Experience Oxfordshire welcomed Partners to their summer networking event at the Macdonald Bear Hotel, Woodstock Showcasing the venue to Experience Oxfordshire Partners, the team at the Bear welcomed guests to the Churchill Lounge, before a guided tour of the majestic 13th century coaching inn’s bedrooms and meeting facilities, all followed by a…

Jul 16 2019

Thames Travel provide new Oxford United match-day bus service

Thames Travel in partnership with Oxford United is launching a new ‘Football Special’ match-day bus service connecting fans in Didcot and Abingdon to the Kassam Stadium.  The new OX2 football service will run from Didcot to the Kassam Stadium via Great Western Park, Steventon and Abingdon and return after the match. To launch the service…

Jul 16 2019

Thames Travel launch new science transit shuttle connecting oxford and key employment sites

Thames Travel today launched its new Science Transit Shuttle service connecting key sites in Oxford and to connect the city to Harwell. Managing Director Phil Southall, Finance and Commercial Director Luke Marion and Commercial Manager Pawel Polewski were on hand to greet the first passengers with complimentary breakfasts and answer questions.       Thames Travel was…

Jul 16 2019

Pitt Rivers Museum collaborate on Sovereign Nation: an international exchange between Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw from Haida Gwaii, Canada and Anna Glynn and Robin Colyer from Flintlock Theatre

The Pitt Rivers Museum are delighted to announce our collaboration with Oxford company Flintlock Theatre in support of their international exchange with Gwaai Edenshaw: a renowned indigenous Haida artist from the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the west coast of Canada. Supported by the New Conversations fund (provided by Farnham Maltings, the High Commission of Canada…

Jul 16 2019

Announcing a jewellery shop with a difference in Oxford

JewelStreet, the online marketplace for independent jewellery, is hosting an interactive jewellery pop-up shop in late July – featuring the world’s finest independent designers  Shoppers at JewelStreet’s Westgate Oxford, UK pop-up can buy unique, handcrafted pieces from 28 of the world’s most skilled independent jewellery designers Several of the 28 designers will perform live jewellery-making demonstrations…

Jul 12 2019

Experience Oxfordshire Ambassador Dinner

Hayley Beer-Gamage with Anthony Pickles of Visit Britain On 11th July, Experience Oxfordshire Ambassadors gathered at the stunning Macdonald Randolph Hotel for their annual Ambassador dinner. This was an opportunity for those businesses across the County that invest in and support the DMO to both network and find out about the work that Experience Oxfordshire have…

Jul 11 2019

Nigel Slater’s Toast At Oxford Playhouse

Following its world premiere at The Lowry in May, a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, and a West End transfer to The Other Palace, Nigel Slater’s Toast comes to Oxford Playhouse from Monday 26 to Saturday 341 August as part of a UK tour. Based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography, Toast…

Jul 11 2019

Beer brewed in memory of Major our gentle giant Shire Horse

Hook Norton Brewery have brewed a unique beer to celebrate the life of Major, their shire horse who sadly recently passed away. This gentle giant had worked loyaly at the brewery for 16 of his 22 years, helping deliver beer the traditional way to the local pubs as well as parading with his trusted partner…

Jul 07 2019

As Seen on Screen

Blenheim Palace isn’t only one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions, it has also played a starring role in more than a dozen movie blockbusters. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the location for a host of hugely popular films ranging from Harry Potter and The BFG to James Bond and Mission…

Jul 05 2019

VisitEngland launches online business-to-business platform connecting tourism businesses in England to the world

VisitEngland has launched a business-to-business digital platform that enables tourism suppliers to connect to multiple international distributors. Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) is a one-stop shop for English tourism suppliers including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and experiences, to link to distributors with international reach and sell their products overseas. VisitEngland Commercial Director Carol Dray said: …

Jul 05 2019

Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer, 28 September 2019 – 19 January 2020 at Modern Art Oxford

The German-born American Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is one of the most inventive and influential artists of her generation. I am a Wanderer is her first solo UK institutional show in nearly 25 years and is at Modern Art Oxford from 28 September 2019 until 19 January 2020. Admission is free. Presenting over 80 works…

Jul 02 2019

England’s Historic Cities announces landmark conference on heritage interpretation – Alexandra Palace, 19th September 2019

The England’s Historic Cities consortium has announced a major conference for tourism destinations and visitor attractions for this Autumn. To be hosted by Alexandra Palace in north London, the conference – “Interpreting History, what works, what’s next?” – is for anyone who is passionate about interpreting, communicating and marketing history to future generations of visitors….

Jul 02 2019

Bumper Crowds Have a Blooming Good Time Blenheim Palace Flower Show Save the Date 2020

Bumper crowds enjoyed a weekend of floral delights at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show from June 21st – 23rd. More than 24,000 people attended the seventh annual show, which was opened by TV presenter George Clarke who also took part in Garden Talks and Q&As during the event Show Director, Matthew Upson, said: “We’ve had…

Jul 02 2019

Portrait of ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ on display at Blenheim Palace

A full-length portrait of Gladys Deacon, Duchess of Marlborough and once considered the most beautiful woman in the world has gone on public display at Blenheim Palace. The extraordinary picture, painted by renowned artist Giovanni Boldini in 1916, is part of the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s ongoing programme to recover lost works of art….

Jul 02 2019

Thames Travel to launch new science transit shuttle connecting Oxford and key employment sites

Thames Travel has been awarded a three year tender by the University of Oxford to operate the Science Transit Shuttle service from 15 July 2019 to connect key sites in Oxford and to connect Oxford and Harwell. The company is investing £1M in a new fleet of six ultra-low emission (Euro VI) vehicles to connect…

Jul 02 2019

Announcing IF Oxford 2019, the city’s festival of science and ideas (18th-28th October)

IF Oxford returns this October as the city’s science and ideas festival takes over dozens of venues in Oxford building on the legacy of the long-standing Oxfordshire Science Festival with events for adults, children and teenagers. IF Oxford offers festival-goers a chance to explore big ideas and ask even bigger questions about science, humanity, the…

Jul 01 2019

Shapes of the Earth

This month, there’s a particular buzz about ceramics in Oxfordshire. In Jericho, a bohemian artisan quarter in the heart of Oxford city, Oxford Ceramics Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by Niisato Akio, a gifted younger potter from Japan known for his precise, thrown and cut porcelain; often using coloured clay. Niisato gained great…