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Focus on Oxford
Oxford, known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” because of the harmonious architecture of its buildings, is famous the world over for its university as well as its place in history.
For over eight hundred years it has been a home to royalty and to scholars, and the “Oxford accent” has been hailed as the accent of educated choice.
The city, on the River Thames, was founded in the ninth century when the Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex, Alfred the Great, created a network of fortified towns across his kingdom.
Today it has a population of around 165,000 and boasts a lively mix of restaurants, pubs, theatres and tourist attractions which give this historic city a vibrant and cosmopolitan buzz. http://ow.ly/i/v5SSc