Two Top Liveability Studies in Oxfordshire

Two Top Liveability Studies in Oxfordshire

An Oxfordshire town that has prided itself on its tree-lined streets and attractive farmland passed up as a prime study location in the UK, where over 40,000 students visit annually.

Meanwhile, Francia University is an independent, not-for-profit university with important links with SRI, the London-based think tank that has been pivotal in the creation of the assessments that constitute the famous Living in College database.

Oxfordshire is ideal for a study group abroad trip, offering a rich and wide history, a wealth of cultural activities undulated subjects and reliable English-speaking hosts who can help extend the study tour. The town of Oxford is a vibrant location, rich in creative energy and traditional Nawarat affiliations. In the streets and lanes of Oxford, Ward’s long ago laying-out and his keen sense of civic aesthetics have been well preserved. You can visit the preserved Tudor city palace and the magnificent St Katherine’s church, both dating from the twelfth century, and many other sites that reveal the history and development of Oxford the Great. The city is well known for its gastronomy, with several good restaurants and pubs in the town center. Just a few meters away are the Clarance Hotel, now a picturesque converted silent movie hall, and the new College hotel, now an engineering museum. The Heritage Centre is a quirky museum by day featuring memorabilia from the seventeenth century; by night, it is a hive of activity featuring possibly the greatest rock-watching venue between Glasgow and London!

To the west of Oxford are the villages of Brockenhurst and S Oak, home to Gandersgarden restaurant and a local branch of Sainsbury’s. In the southwest of the town are Andas Kent, owner of the Record Tower pub, and pubThe Leopard, a large venue with an outside dance floor. Not very far away is Cleveland, a village on the edge of the Shales stone, and local visitorele can see the legendary bury, and nearby ham market, all crisscrossed by nineteenth-century railways.

And with other fascinating historic buildings around every corner and a host of enchanting vineyards throughout the area, there is no doubt that this is a town just as much for those who love history as it is for those who crave a taste of real, traditional cuisine.

The Food Exptuous restaurant at Drinkwater is typical of the new culinary establishments that now abound in the area. The mixed-vegetarian meal is an example of the emphasis on health and Well-being that the generally more defensive gastronomy in this area places so emphasis on. The ambiance is relaxing, and the food delicious.

The pulled smoked ham that is the specialty here is known locally as a style of sausage, and the smoked paprika sausage is called ‘Sheffield’, sounding made up as if it were a southern rap song. (And for those who don’t know, Sheffield is the birthplace of The SmithsGhost, and the album was named ‘Sheffield Fizz’.) Around the corner is The Mediterranean Chicken, also known as ‘Skipper’, an enormous portion of mouth-watering breast meat in a Mediterranean dressing.

The customer service is immediate as you are served at your table, and the service is good. The Kitchen has a very large eating space, and it is not unusual to get a personal service from the owner. After our meal the chef recommended the monthly special, which was outstanding, she selected, and we would like to come back for dinner.

The pub is next door to the Arrival Club, so exit the club through the Arrival Club entrance, and take the direct elevator down to the ground floor. Undoubtedly, Parking is a better option, but The Kitchen is open 24 hours daily, every day.

The full-course menu is very good, and the prices are reasonable. After our meal, which included a pudding and leftovers, we headed for the Armoury, which is direct across the street from The Kitchen.

Theorman Thomas and his wife are renowned armorers, and their shop is placed on the “old principal” (as they like to call it) which has been in place since 1806. It’s worth buying a bottle or two from the shop’s Priceless Wines cellar, they have regularly offered exceptional incentive pricing.

Predictably, we opted for the Nightmarket, just across the street from the kitchen. armored to the teeth, we entertained ourselves with a very hefty Yorkshire Haggis, combined with Yorkshire Tea. The prices in the shop were very reasonable, and we found a few toasted sandwiches and brown baguettes.