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Alice in Waterland Walk
Sat 26 August 2017, 11:00 – 12:30 BST
A leisurely circular walk of 75/90 minutes around beautiful Christ Church Meadow with local historian and author Mark Davies, the only Oxford guide endorsed by the Lewis Carroll Society. Beginning at the Museum of Oxford, where some Alice memorabilia is on display, the route will mainly follow waterside paths familiar to the real Alice (daughter of the Dean of Christ Church) and Lewis Carroll to highlight in particular the all-important role of the River Thames in the creation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and as the inspiration for some of the episodes and characters.
With reference to relevant local history and geography, as well as other classics of fantasy literature, the route includes the place where Carroll hired rowing boats for their many outings on the River Thames, descriptions of some of the real Oxford people who inspired some of the characters, and depictions of important locations which are farther away: the 'Treacle Well', for instance, and 'The Pool of Tears'. The walk will end near Alice's Shop in St Aldate's, and does NOT include entrance to the college of Christ Church itself.
Please note that as this walk is designed primarily for adults and older children there is no charge for primary-age children. Places limited to 24 persons.