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Literary Oxford

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Eagle ad Child Pub (outside)

St Giles'

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Due to popular demand … we are delighted to introduce a group public ‘Literary Oxford tour’ every Saturday afternoon throughout May, June and July.

The tour will start at 2.30pm from (outside) The Eagle and Child pub on St Giles. This pub has long had associations with The Inklings – the writers group of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien so is a great place for lunch or a drink before joining the tour.

As with all our tours, the route and content will vary slightly on a weekly basis. This is because each guide is different and we adapt to closures or events taking place in Oxford. However, we will pass (from the outside) many of the colleges, pubs and locations associated with not only CS Lewis and Tolkien but other writers who have lived and studied here.

On this tour you will travel to Narnia, journey through Middle Earth and see what it is like to go down the Rabbit Hole!

Many of these works have of course been adapted for the screen. In 2018 Sky TV launched the series ‘Discovery of Witches’ written by Deborah Harkness, with Oxford as a backdrop and 2019 will see the launch of the movie ‘Tolkien’.

The tour finish with a visit inside Magdalen college where you will be left to explore independently. They have a lovely coffee shop overlooking the river for refreshments or perhaps you might like to try punting on the River Cherwell which is located right there and we would be happy to arrange.

Please note: This is not a University tour and is a themed tour to focus on the Authors of Oxford. If you would like a general overview, then we suggest booking in conjunction with our morning ‘University and college tour’ at 11.30am

4th May*, 11th May*,18th May, 25th May, 1st June, 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June, 29thJ une, 6th July, 13th July, 20th July, 27th July.

(Note 4th & 18th May are degree days and there could be some restrictions. We can never guarantee the route or colleges visited but alternative are always made were possible).

Cost: £21 per person (all tickets) and includes college entry to Magdalen college (subject to availability). Minimum of four people are required for tour to operate.

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OX1

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