Sweet City Oxford Walking Tour: Literary Genius

Sunday  25 August  2019  2:30 PM    Sunday  25 August  2019 4:00 PM
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Follow in the footsteps of literary genius in Oxford: Tolkien, Shakespeare, CS Lewis, Shelley, Greene, Le Carre and Sayers.

We lead you around the streets, lanes and passages if Oxford. Discover the surprising history of this interesting city and how it has been touched by literary genius.

JRR Tolkien lived most of his life in Oxford, studying here before going off to fight in WW1. He worked for the Oxford University Press on his return and went on to become Professor of Medieval English at Merton College.

Shakespeare is known to have stayed at The Crown Inn at the Golden Cross. He was good friends with the landlord John Davenant and attended the christening of John's son William at the Church of St Martin (only Carfax Tower remains).

Hear all about the lives of other famous authors in Oxford. CS Lewis, author of the Lion, the Witch & Wardrobe, poet Percy Shelley, novellist Graham Greene, thriller writer John Le Carre and crime writer Dorothy L Sayers.

We take a route along the cobbled streets and under the dreaming spires to find their inspirations.

This walking tour starts from outside the Weston Library in Broad Street, and takes you through the heart of the ancient City of Oxford with our experienced Oxford resident guide.

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Meet outside the Weston Library
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, England, United Kingdom
Meet outside the Weston Library
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, England, United Kingdom
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