Travel Blogs from Oxford
... and Corpus. We did get them sorted, so that is good. Things in the office this morning started out quiet, so at 9AM I went into town to run some errands and pick up a book for our Dean's Award recipient. The girl we chose is a huge Shakespeare fan, so I bought her a book of Shakespearean quotations from all his different plays.
I got back to the office after 10AM, and that was when the crazy started. Faculty ...
... the Universities,, the law said that a certain number of bodies of hanged felons could be used for dissection. Many people believed that a soul could not enter Heaven if the body was mutilated, so there often was a struggle for the bodies. The last public hanging in Oxford was in 1863.
A particularly heinous fact was pointed out to us by our guide: When people were pillaried (see photo), their ears were nailed to the pillary. To be released, ...
... who aren't feeling fashionable can make a music video instead about a particular charity. Then the groups all perform at the fashion show at 8PM, and the student body votes on the top fashion group and top video group. The two groups get to split a program donation to the charities of their choice.
The show went really well. Kudos to Tom and the ADs, because it was awesome. Pete acted as MC and Tom spent most of the evening running ...
Hectic check-in tonight. The appendicitis boy's surgery was moved up to tonight, so Adam is back at the hospital. Pete came in with some Entrepreneurialism students who are selling Harry Potter stuff on Sunday, because they needed help making copies of their forms. Anne came over from Corpus to help us with check-in since we were ...
... now I know it is coming. Sore throat, stuffed up, headache...yup, here we go, immune system.
I got off shift at 4PM and went back to my room for a shower and Skyping with Nick (Hi Nick!), then headed over to Corpus. Our faculty meeting was at Oriel tonight, and Corpus is right next door to Oriel so I went there for dinner. And it appeared that everyone else had the same idea, because it turned out that Kate, Emma, and the ADs were ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Pickwicks Oxford
Other places to stay in Oxford
Godstow Rd, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Recommended for honeymoon couples
- We enjoyed our stay at the Oxford
Grenoble Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Useless conference facilities!
- An Administrative Nightmare
- Location Location Location
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel
- Modern, good standard rooms
- OK but go for the Travellodge, it's cheaper!
Beaumont Street, Oxford | 5 star hotelfrom $276
- Typical Victorian hotel
- Six months' guaranteed reservation broken the day before
- Not a place to choose
Abingdon Road, Oxford | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Not the best choice for business hotels
- Value for money
- Not worth the price or 4 stars, bad building layout, not for the less mobile..
Oxford Rd, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $110
59 Western Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $167
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford | Hotelfrom $258
- Get me out of jail quick
- Getting the old 'Ball and Chain' off to a great start!!
- The teething problems continue...
73 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $219
- Good choice for Oxford town centre
- Okay place to stay
- Pleasant stay again
11 - 13 Linton Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Church Way, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $157
Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $84
180 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $154
137 Iffley Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $86
- Didn't even stay one night
- Don't Bother its awful
92 - 94 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $322
- You get what you pay for
- Overpriced and disappointing
- Great place to visit your student
66a Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $211
- Beautiful Hotel
- Not for business travelers
- Great Find
82-84 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $157
Garsington Rd, Oxford Business Park, Oxford | Hotelfrom $128
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 2 star hotelfrom $78
- Excellent choice
- Basic, but clean and reliable
- Great value
315 Iffley Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $156
Park End Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $198
- Noisy, basic, expensive but central location and clean
- Exceeded Expectations - Quite Good, Actually
- Dreadful Hotel
1 Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $345
- Exquisite Hotel, Impeccable Service
- A wonderful retreat, gorgeous food
Hinksey Hill, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $133
29-30 George Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $149
Long Crendon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $87
58 St. Thomas' Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $278