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Alice's Everything (is so strange today) Tour
Sun 2 July 2017, 11:00 – 13:15 BST
A new extended tour of Alice's Oxford with local historian and author Mark Davies, the only Oxford guide endorsed by the Lewis Carroll Society. Combining two previously separate circular walks, this two-hour plus tour will encompass most of the Oxford locations of greatest significance to Lewis Carroll and the real Alice, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, as well as referencing other Oxford classics of children's literature.
Starting at Alice’s Shop (look for the Sheep!) in St Aldates and ending at the University Museum of Natural History (look for the Dodo!) in Parks Road, the near three-mile linear route will pass through some less visited, quieter parts of the city, incorporating a mixture of ancient, modern, and semi-rural landscapes.
Passing alongside the River Thames (all-important in the creation of the story of Alice's Adventures and the Cherwell, past Christ Church and other key landmarks (including the ‘loveliest building of the plain’), via the resting place of two Hatters, and through University Parks (Pleasure and Delight guaranteed!), many of the real people, places, and events which inspired the story will be revealed by the author of Alice in Waterland and Alice's Oxford on Foot.
NOTE: this walk will be reversed in the afternoon, starting at 2pm from outside the University Museum of Natural History and ending at Alice's Shop. See separate booking page.