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Caudwell's Castle

Shot students at Caudwell's Castle

14 February 2023

5 Folly Bridge, Abingdon Road

Just two years after it was built, the owner of Caudwell's Castle was on trial for shooting a student who had been tampering with his ornamental cannons!

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Merton Street Oxford

Door knocker-stealing craze of the 1830s

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!

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The Randolph Hotel and Lord Randolph Churchill

A Lordly Assault at the Randolph Hotel

11 October 2021

Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford

In March 1870, Lord Randolph Churchill was arrested for an alleged drunken assault on a police constable outside the Randolph Hotel.

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Tom Quad at Christ Church

Bullingdon Club in 'Orgy of Destruction' at Christ Church

31 May 2021

Christ Church College, St Aldates, Oxford

After a drunken dinner party, members of the exclusive Bullingdon Club smashed all 468 windows in the main quad at Christ Church College.

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A wild boar

Christmas Traditions at Queen's College

11 March 2021

Queen's College, High Street, Oxford

A near miss with a wild boar inspired an unusual culinary tradition at Queen's College, Oxford

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