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Textile Display Weaves Together Migrant Stories at the Pitt Rivers Museum

A team of volunteers, who arrived in Oxford as forced migrants from Syria, Sudan and Zimbabwe, are behind a new display of textiles at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Multaka: Connecting Threads, which launches on Friday 5 April, has been co-curated by a team of volunteers with Multaka-Oxford, a two-year project in which the Pitt Rivers…

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Top 3.3 Million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums enjoyed a 3% rise in visitors in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). Over 3.3 million people visited the four University museums, the Bodleian Libraries and the Botanic Garden in 2018, giving the group its third record-breaking year in a row….

Vintage Days Out Launches New 2019 Season Experiences and Announces New Moorings at Mapledurham Estate

Vintage Days Out launch new season experiences on 1 April 2019 from its new base and mooring at Mapledurham House, Mapledurham Estate, Reading, Oxfordshire. From new moorings on the Mapledurham Estate, home to Mapledurham House, Richard Prunier founder and proprietor of Vintage Days out celebrates his second season and announces new experiences along the Rivers…

Oxford Bus Company Nominated for ‘Making Coaches a Better Choice’ Accolade at Industry Awards

The Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted in a prestigious national trade award for revitalising its luxury coach services. It has been recognised in the UK Coach Awards as one of the top five UK operators that have improved life for coach drivers and their passengers. Oxford Bus Company has been shortlisted for ‘revitalising the…

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Service Breaks 100,000 Journeys Mark

Journey milestone hit ahead of expectations PickMeUp zone to expand into Summertown and Jericho as part of growth plans More than 100,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken today (Weds) in the eastern arc of Oxford. More than 22,000 registered…

Oxford Bus Company Partners with Hearing Dogs for the Deaf to Support Volunteer Training Programme

Oxford Bus Company has partnered with a deaf charity to support a specialist training programme of dogs that help hearing impaired passengers on public transport. A complimentary bus pass for use on all Oxford Bus Company services was presented to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf this week. It will enable volunteer training instructors from the…

Oxfordshire MPs show support for the Visitor Economy on Constituency Day as part of English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire MPs welcomed visitors to Oxfordshire on Friday 5th April at tourism businesses throughout the County as part of VisitEngland’s national English Tourism Week Organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, MPs visited businesses including Waterperry Gardens, Harcourt Arboretum, Wallingford Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Cogges, Stonor Park and The Oxford Artisan…

Oxford Pass Launched at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 3 April, Blenheim Palace hosted the launch of the new Oxford Pass. The joint initiative between Blenheim Palace, Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Bus Company aims to increase tourism to the city and surrounding areas. Initially available for a 12-month trial period, the Pass offers visitors a quick and convenient ‘one stop shop’…

Experience Oxfordshire Began English Tourism Week with a Pop-Up at Great Western Railway’s Oxford Railway Station on 1st April

To begin celebrations of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) initiative, Experience Oxfordshire set up a pop-up stand in Oxford Railway Station to promote Oxfordshire’s varied offering to excited visitors journeying through the station. The team handed out 500 Oxfordshire Visitor Guides to encourage tourists and residents to venture out and enjoy…

Experience Oxfordshire Promotes the County to Inbound Visitors at Birmingham Airport During English Tourism Week

Experience Oxfordshire were promoting Oxfordshire during VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) with a pop-up in Birmingham Airport’s arrivals terminal on Tuesday 2nd April. With inbound visitors and residents arriving from domestic and long-haul flights, the team were busy handing out Oxfordshire Visitor Guides and encouraging tourists and residents to explore Oxfordshire…

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…

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…

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%…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…