The town was named around 900 AD as a river crossing (“ford”) for oxen.
Oxford Botanic Garden, founded in 1621, is the oldest botanical garden in the UK.
The Museum of the History of Science has a chalkboard with Einstein’s handwriting from a lecture he gave in Oxford in 1931.
Blackwell’s book store has the world’s largest room devoted to book sales, with three miles of shelving.
The University Museum of National History has the most complete specimens of the dodo, a flightless bird that went extinct in the 17th century.
Lewis Carroll told the beginnings of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to Dean Henry Liddell’s daughters in Oxford in 1862.