Category Archives: Oriel Square

No grass in Oxford except in the gutters

It is curious, is it not, that whilst Oxford’s planners seem intent on wiping out every last patch of grass within the city, those in charge of the streets seem more than happy to let grass and weeds grow in … Continue reading

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Oriel Square put out to grass

A quarter of a century or so ago, I visited Ostia Antica, the long-abandoned port outside Rome. Now, I expect, it has a visitor centre, lavatories and car parks, and all the shoddy gloss which bureaucrats and tourist boards throw … Continue reading

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What a load of bollards in Oriel Square

Oriel Square was a bustling, pretty little place when I first knew it, as an undergraduate in the 1970s. I lived round the corner for two years and crossed it every day. Oriel College is beautiful even amongst its peers, … Continue reading

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