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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,…

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…

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…

The King’s Centre, Oxford Hosts International Biotech Conference

The King’s Centre, Oxford (TKC) is hosting a world-leading ‘drug discovery’ conference. The inaugural ELRIG CRISPR in Drug Discovery: From Targets to Therapeutics is being held at the convention centre in Osney Mead, Oxford. World renowned industry experts from the USA, France and Germany are among the line-up of keynote speakers. The scientific conference is…

Pink Tulips Flower at Cotswold Wildlife Park to Support UCARE, an Oxford-Based Charity

One of the Highlights of a Late Spring-Time Visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park is the Incredible Impact of Their Tulips. Borders and planters in the Walled Garden, around the Manor House and throughout the Park are illuminated by over one hundred varieties of all different shapes and colour. They hope one of the most…

The Oxford Rye Vodka Did It Again!

The Oxford Artisan Distillery won the World’s Best Varietal Vodka category at the World Vodka Awards for the second year in a row. The World Vodka Awards describes: “chocolate croissant, coffee and cocoa nibs, roasted nuts on the nose. Some raisin and prune. Almost PX sherry nose. Smooth, delicious palate full of complexity and flavour….

Creative Team Announced for Blenheim Palace’s 2019 Summer of Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre, today announces the creative team for its Blenheim Palace nine-week season, following a hugely successful inaugural run at its original site in York in 2018.   The 13-sided Elizabethan-style playhouse – complete with an Elizabethan village – will be constructed over a three-week period in the…

Giggling Squid to Bring the Flavours of Thailand to Oxford

Giggling Squid is set to introduce its signature Thai cuisine to the Jericho neighbourhood of Oxford early spring 2019. Having established a loyal following throughout the country since 2009 with its brilliant combination of bold Thai flavours and authentic cooking techniques, Giggling Squid will open for lunch and dinner located on Walton Street within an…

Explore the Hidden Side of Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is inviting visitors to take a privileged peek inside the Private Apartments which have been lived in by the Dukes and Duchesses of Marlborough for more than 300 years. The guided tours of some of the Palace’s most opulent and luxurious rooms provide an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at life in this…

Super Supper Clubs in Blenheim Palace’s Orangery Restaurant

Blenheim Palace and its official catering partner Searcys have unveiled a programme of fun and informative ‘Supper Clubs’ in the Orangery Restaurant, overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Garden. The evening events cover a range of topics from J M W Turner and horticulture to Winston Churchill and the work of a world-renowned chocolatier…

Easter Eggstravaganza at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has an eggcellent Easter weekend planned for all the family to enjoy from 19 – 22 April, 2019. Blenheim Palace’s Family Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy. Find a traditional fairground with vintage rides* for the whole family….

Hook Norton Brewery Wins VisitEngland Hidden Gem Award

Hook Norton Brewery has been awarded the South East’s ‘Hidden Gem Award’ in VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Accolades that recognise the quality of visitor experiences across England. Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase those businesses in their quality scheme that go the extra mile to provide a high quality day…

Oxford Bus Company Boosts On-Board Wi-Fi Quality in Partnership With RebelRoam to Enable Passengers to Watch Videos Comfortably

Oxford Bus Company has become the first bus operator in the UK to use new technology to improve Wi-Fi experience for passengers. It has partnered with RebelRoam, an on-board Wi-Fi traffic optimization service provider to enable the delivery of a better Wi-Fi service, without increasing operating costs for higher data consumption. It means passengers will…

Last Chance to See the Bodleian’s ‘Sappho to Suffrage’ Exhibition

Visitors have just two weeks left to visit the Bodleian Libraries exhibition, Sappho to Suffrage: Women who Dared, which is open at the Weston Library until Sunday 24 February. The free exhibition celebrates the achievements of women across a range of disciplines, from the arts to the sciences, marking the 100 years since the Representation…

New General Manager Appointed at the King’s Centre, Oxford

The King’s Centre Oxford is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim King as their new General Manager. Tim takes over from Michelle Fernandez who has returned to the United States with her family. He said: “It is a privilege to be given this opportunity; I hope that in the next few months and years…

New ‘Art and the Churchill Family’ Exhibition

This February visitors will have a unique opportunity to view a collection of Churchill’s original paintings that will be on display in the Long Library including rarely seen works and family portraits from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 10 February – 16 March, 2019 Winston Spencer Churchill, born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, always…

Woodstock Town Council and Blenheim Estate to Appoint Facilitator for Woodstock Infrastructure and Community Delivery Plan

Blenheim Estate and Woodstock Town Council are to appoint a facilitator to help them produce an infrastructure and community delivery plan for Woodstock. The plan aims to help identify the existing and future needs of Woodstock, in particular, in the context of the sites allocated for development on Blenheim Estate land in the West Oxfordshire…

UK’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions Announced

The UK’s top 20 most searched for tourist attractions of 2018 have been revealed. Using search volume data from Google, travel website, The Tourist Trail has published a list of the top 20 most searched for UK attractions in 2018, and the results may surprise you. Whilst over half of the top 20 attractions were…

VisitBritain/VisitEngland Partners with Experiences on Airbnb to Promote Local Tourism Experiences, Driving Visitor Growth

National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland and Airbnb have announced a partnership to promote and broaden local-led tourism experiences, driving visitor growth and boosting the economy. The £500,000 match-funded partnership will work with businesses and destinations to promote local experiences to domestic and international visitors, and grow and broaden the range of experiences available. Experiences on the…

Tap into the #RefillRevolution

Refill launched in Oxford on 15th January with the installation of a tap sculpture in Bonn Square to raise awareness of the Refill scheme and reducing plastic waste. Thanks to an enthusiastic team of volunteers and forward-looking businesses, there’s now a network of nearly 150 Refill stations across the city – in pubs, bars, restaurants,…

‘Enron’ at Oxford Playhouse

Ten years after its triumphant West End debut, University of Oxford Student Company TheatreGoose brings Lucy Prebble’s award-winning Enron to Oxford Playhouse from Wednesday 30 January to Saturday 2 February. Sending waves across the economic world in 2001 as one of the largest scandals in corporate history, now the rubble of Enron’s collapse comes pulsing…