Curiouser and curiouser: 10 quirky things you didn’t know about Oxford

1. The City of Dreaming Spires

You’ve probably heard Oxford being referred to as “The City of Dreaming Spires”, which befits the town perfectly. Indeed the phrase was referenced in The Faces’ “Itchycoo Park” back in the 1960s. But the phrase was originally coined by Oxford Poet, Matthew Arnold in his 1865 poem “Thyrsis”: Continue reading “Curiouser and curiouser: 10 quirky things you didn’t know about Oxford”