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Be Inspired In Oxford…

19 Mar

Oxford_1By Rahsian Parris

Tapering spires finger light drops of rain before they kiss the ground almost unnoticed in the serene city centre where the subtle lull of pedestrians hovers in the air like a cloud of mist on a winter morning. Even the most uneventful of shops are cocooned by the greying, gothic architecture of Oxford, but despite the shadowy set, the scene sparks the imagination out of the grey.

The city of county Oxfordshire hardly needs any introduction. It is famously renowned, world wide, for the prestigious University of Oxford, which is the longest standing, currently active, university in the English-speaking world. Over the centuries the university itself and its subsidiary colleges have been home to many famous literary luminaries including Lewis Carrol, C.S Lewis, and J.R.R Tolkien, so it makes sense that when in this beautiful town it is hard not to feel inspired.

For an instant plunge into the literary world of Oxford, the C.S Lewis Tour is ideal. The walking tour, which lasts approximately three hours, starts off at the Randolph Hotel on Beaumont Street, which has its own literary ties as it is frequented by Inspector Morse novelist, Colin Dexter. The tour continues to Magdalen College. Lewis was a fellow at Magdalen College; however, the college is also known for housing other notables including Oscar Wilde and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Having housed such talents, sheltered by the walls of this prestigious college, you are sure to be moved to put pen to paper. (and contribute to StudentPunch – Ed)… READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE @ www.studentpunch.com

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