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Oxford: An Enchanted Destination

 

Oxford - Bridge of SighsIn the very heart of England lies the University city of Oxford. Steeped in 700 years of traditional scholarship and academic excellence, Oxford is a city brimming with culture. Its striking architecture lays claim to such buildings as the Ashmolean Museum, Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre and the world famous Bodleian Library. Not far from city center, with a history all its own, is the beloved home of C.S. Lewis. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Oxford, The Kilns is uniquely positioned for easy access to the surrounding countryside including the glorious Cotswolds, a region of charming hamlets and the stately Blenheim Palace.

Summer Seminar 2003 in CambridgeWhile each weekly seminar experience will engage the mind, tours of the English countryside will also delight the soul. Whether enjoying Evensong in a great English Cathedral, a stroll across Port Meadow, a survey of the Oxford countryside while punting down the River Cherwell, exploring the Ashmolean Museum, or quaffing a pint at a favorite Lewis pub, participants are sure to find a unique experience in exploring the time-honored lanes of Oxford so familiar to Jack over those many years.

In an attempt to provide increased camaraderie, flexibility and comfort, the seminar travel party will be limited to the small company of Kilns residents.

Highlights

  • Walking Tours of C.S. Lewis' Oxford
  • Evensong at Holy Trinity Church, Lewis’ parish church in Headington Quarry
  • Dining at some of Lewis' favorite area pubs
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
  • Punting on the River Cherwell, Oxford
Christ Church Oxford Punting on the Cam

 

 

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