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Christmas Shopping Country Homes & Interiors Style

Discover a world of festive country style and gorgeous shopping at Country Homes & Interiors Christmas, returning to Stonor Park this November after a sold-out show last year. In collaboration with the magazine, this boutique event presents a handpicked collection of makers and country brands, with more than 100 stands brimming with beautiful home and…

Autumn arrivals: Largest rodent species in the world produce their first litter at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is home to a diverse collection of over 1,500 animals from 250 different species, many of which are instantly recognisable, like the iconic Rhinos, Lions or Giraffes. Some of the creatures at the Park, particularly the more unusual looking or lesser-known species, incite a far more curious reaction from visitors…

New Exhibition at Pitt Rivers Museum: Intrepid Women: Fieldwork in Action 1910 to 1957

Why intrepid? The six women featured in this exhibition undertook ground breaking fieldwork at a time when women were not expected to excel. They all defied conventions, travelling to places where ‘ladies’ didn’t go, learning local languages and establishing relationships across cultural barriers. These women were all leaders in different ways and many survived physical…

Huge Project to Save Finest View in England Gets Under Way

One of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at a British stately home has got under way in Oxfordshire this month. Blenheim Palace is embarking on a rescue plan which will cost in the region of £12m to safeguard the future of its iconic Capability Brown landscaped grounds. Dubbed the finest view in England…

Oxford Bus Company and Oxfordshire Credit Union Join Forces to Make Travel Cheaper

The Oxford Bus Company has formed a partnership with Oxfordshire Credit Union to provide its members with payment plans to make travel more affordable, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day. As part of the collaboration Oxford Bus Company is providing Oxfordshire Credit Union members access to a season ticket loan scheme….

Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand The Bus’ Competition Hots Up

More than 1,800 votes have been cast for entries to the Oxford Bus Company’s unique ‘Brand the Bus’ competition. The competition offers people the chance to nominate their favourite good cause to be branded on a double-decker bus. Since launching the competition, a month ago 15 entries have been made by local good causes and…

It’s Time for Halloween Family Fun

Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton is going to be a spooky place to visit this half term, with the ‘Fairytale Baddies and Spooks’ event, which runs right through the half term holiday from 20th to 28th October. Owner Nick Laister explains that there are lots of free activities on offer: “We have a very family…

Banbury Prepares for the Fun of the Fair

Banbury will be awash with colour, light and sweet treats as the famous Michaelmas Fair comes to town next week. The three-day event will be declared officially open at 4pm on Wednesday, 17 October, when a member of the Wilson family, which owns the fair, presents a giant golden key to Cherwell District Council chairman…

Announcing the Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Season 2018

More than 100 artists and designer-makers are preparing for 57 Christmas fairs, pop-up exhibitions and studio events throughout November and December (10th Nov – 9th Dec) as Oxfordshire Artweeks presents its ‘runaway’ Christmas Season at interesting venues across the county. Jewellers, ceramicists, textile artists, painters and photographers, metal sculptors, wood turners, stone carvers, print-makers and…

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Breaks 30,000 Journeys Mark

More than 30,000 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 arch of Oxford. More than 12,000 registered users have signed up to the app and completed the journeys since it the service was launched on June…

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons Celebrates Receiving Top Accolade From Times & Sunday Times Readers

For the sixth year running, Raymond Blanc OBE and his team at the two Michelin starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire have won Best Worldwide Hotel in The Times & Sunday Times Reader Awards. Well into its third decade, Belmond Le Manoir is continuing to surprise and delight guests by…

Introducing IF Oxford: The New Science & Ideas Festival

A new festival, IF Oxford, will take over Oxford city-centre for eleven days in October (12-22 October 2018), building on the legacy of the Oxfordshire Science Festival, with more than 120 events and activities at 20 venues around the city and beyond. Venues include Oxford Town Hall, The Bodleian Library, The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford University…

Gorseland Hall, the perfect place to stay when visiting the Blenheim Living Crafts Event and New Christmas Market

Plan to do your Christmas shopping and start the Festive Season in style from the comfort of Gorselands Hall’s cosy bed and breakfast. Only 5 miles’ drive away from Blenheim Palace, Gorselands Hall is the perfect place for families, groups of friends or romantic couples to spend a weekend taking in the wonders of the…

The Room with The View

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IMPENDING COMPLETION OF THIS ICONIC, LUXURY ROOFTOP BEDROOM WITH ITS OWN PRIVATE TERRACE. ROOM 1. ‘The Room With The View’, at the Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 The High, Oxford. Seven years in the making, within the very heart of historic Oxford and after overcoming a myriad of planning issues, we are finally…

JACK Now Oxfordshire’s Number One Commercial Radio Brand

For the first time in its trading history, JACK Oxfordshire (JACKfm, JACK 2 Hits, JACK 3) has achieved an incredible milestone, knocking HEART off the top spot to become the Market Leader in audience share, as confirmed by today’s RAJAR* results. The network has recorded a remarkable 8.5% market share and 869,000 hours, against Heart’s…

F1 Driver Launches New Twizy Tours At Blenheim Palace

Renault Sport Formula One Team Third and Reserve driver Jack Aitken ensured the launch of a brand new interactive electric car tour at Blenheim Palace got off to a flying start this week. The 2018 Reserve Driver for the Renault Sport Formula One Team was test driving a brand new Twizy Tour of the UNESCO…

Oxford Businesses get together to showcase the cities top Heritage Attractions

Oxford Businesses get together to showcase the cities top Heritage Attractions. Another Chapter Turned for Tourism Industry. July 2018 – for immediate release Hawkwell House Hotel in Iffley Village, Oxford is to host some of the industry’s leading tour operators attending the much anticipated Oxford Group Travel Showcase on Monday 12th November. Coordinated by the…

Bi-Annual Blenheim Rally Brings Morgans Sports Cars To Stay At Gorselands Hall

For release: immediately – July 2018 Bi-Annual Blenheim Rally Brings Morgans Sports Cars To Stay At Gorselands Hall Gorselands Hall was delighted to host a handful of Morgan sports car owners out of the thousands of enthusiasts who invaded Blenheim Palace on Sunday 1st July 2018 for the Morgan Bi-Annual Rally. Organised by The Morgan…

Blenheim Palace Voted Best Historical House and Garden

Blenheim Palace has been voted Best Historical House and Garden in the 2018 Group Travel Awards The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site received the award at a gala ceremony held in London at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel. Blenheim beat off strong competition in the form of Windsor Castle, Chatsworth House and Hampton Court Palace…

A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford and Drawing Room jointly present A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, a group exhibition that celebrates the sustained power of drawing in the digital age. In an age of mass media, where the rapid proliferation of images leaves many on the verge of digital exhaustion, A Slice through the World…