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Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world (and the second-oldest in continuous operation on the planet), Oxford is more than a celebrated microcosm of academic scholarship: there's the splendid architecture, hefty literary heritage, and plenty more to fill an eventful few days.

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North Wall Arts Centre

North Wall Arts Centre is an award-winning multi-disciplinary arts centre containing a 200-seat theatre, an art gallery, and two studio spaces. It has been created for the advantage of emerging artists across a range of disciplines. It opened its doors in 2007 and was created from a former Victorian swimming pool. The centre has won several national awards for its innovative design.

Kassam Football Stadium

The Kassam Stadium is considered as one of the largest meetings and event spaces in Oxfordshire. It is where Oxford United Football Club and London Welsh Rugby Football Club dwells. It is named after the ground's owner, and former chairman of the football club, Firoz Kassam.

The Theatre Chipping Norton

The Theatre Chipping Norton was opened in 1975 by Tom Baker. It began with a light programme including films and lunchtime Jazz concerts. The place welcomes almost 50,000 visitors every year. To date, The Theatre Chipping Norton is a theatre, an art-house cinema, a gallery and a concert hall.

Tooley's Boatyard

Tooley's Boatyard has been around since 1790´s and is a historic boatyard on the Oxford Canal in the centre of the town of Banbury, Oxfordshire. It is the oldest working dry dock in the Inland Waterways. It was established to build and repair the wooden horse-drawn narrow boats used for travelling up and down the newly constructed Oxford Canal network. The boatyard launched Tom Rolt's 'Cressy' onto the canals in 1939 and his book "Narrowboat" speaks about the formation of the Inland Waterways Association which ultimately led to the preservation of the canal network. Today, the boatyard includes two scheduled ancient monuments - an historic dry dock and a smithy.

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