30 October 2023
Holywell St, Oxford
This popular student pub dates back to 1607, and is said to be haunted by the ghosts of two men who can be heard conversing in Ancient Greek!
9 March 2023
Botley Road/Binsey Lane, Oxford
The murder of Betsy Richards in 1871 was described by Oxford Coroner William Brunner as the worst crime he had seen in his 28 year career.
30 January 2023
9 Magdalen Street, Oxford
With Oxford's anatomy schools desperate for cadavers, resurrection men were at work in the very centre of the city!
20 April 2022
St. Thomas Street, Oxford
In 1825, many men in Oxford fell under the spell of a fanatical evangelist whose preaching urged them to leave their wives.
29 March 2022
Merton Street, Oxford
In the 1830s, university authorities were locked in an ongoing battle of wits with students intent on stealing college door knockers!
20 January 2022
Oxford Railway Station, Rewley Road
On the 8th January 1853, a series of misunderstandings led to one of the most deadly rail disasters in Oxford's history.
23 November 2021
The Plain, St. Clement's, Oxford
Travellers across the Plain may not be aware that they are crossing the site of a disused graveyard.
9 November 2021
Magpie Lane, Oxford
This Oxford street once went by a considerably cruder name than it does today!
24 September 2021
Corner of Castle Street and New Road, Oxford
Joy turned to horror in June 1852 when two were killed in an explosion at the opening of the Oxford City Bath and Washhouse.
23 September 2021
Catherine Street, Oxford
The 'Home of Compassion' was a Cowley-based foundling hospital, but with a shocking mortality rate.
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