After the graduation ceremony, we went back to the hotel to change – I am not spending the rest of the day in a posh frock and heels for anyone.
Then, we drove slightly outwith Oxford to The Trout Inn in Wolvercote for a lovely lunch.
This 17th century pub featured frequently in BBC’s TV sereis Morse and is famous for its’ riverside terraces and resident peacocks.
This is quintessentially Oxford.
After a well-deserved and hard-earned lunch, we drove back to Oxford central, parked up and walked to the Ashmolean Museum.
Oxford is a beautiful city. A very special place.
The Martyr’s Memorial in St Giles commemorates the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs.
There are the obligatory bicycles belonging to the students.
St John’s College, founded in 1555, is the wealthiest college in Oxford – apparently one of the biggest land owners in the country.
The architecture is wonderful.
It is like walking in a film set.
And then we came across the entrance to the Institutio Tayloriana – part of the Bodleian Library – as Taylors, we loved the Latin inscription. This is so us!
More tomorrow – it was a great week away.