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The Randolph Hotel and Lord Randolph Churchill

A Lordly Assault at the Randolph Hotel

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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Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Pantry Boy Murdered at Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall, Banbury Road, Oxford

In 1938 the University of Oxford was rocked by the murder of a sixteen-year-old pantry boy by a theological student at Wycliffe Hall.

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John Haydock

Richard Haydock, fraudulent sleeping preacher of New College

New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

Richard Haydock became famous for his apparent ability to preach sermons in his sleep, sermons that he claimed to have no memory of when waking.

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University College, Oxford

Attempted Murder at University College

Master's Lodge, Logic Lane, Oxford

When Catherine Riordan's relationship with Junior Dean John Haines ended in 1890, Catherine swore 'By God, I will be a murderess.'

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Gargoyles on the tower of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford

Jacob Barnet Flees his Own Baptism

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford

In 1612 Jewish scholar Jacob Barnet was thrown into prison for fleeing Oxford on the day of his planned Baptism ceremony.

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Palmistry

Arrested for Palmistry at St John's College

St John's College, St. Giles, Oxford

In 1893 a woman was fined 10 shillings for practicing 'unlawful and subtle craft' in the gardens of St. John's College.

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Tom Quad at Christ Church

Bullingdon Club in 'Orgy of Destruction' at Christ Church

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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St Scholastica Day Riot

The St Scholastica Day Riot

Carfax, Oxford

In 1355 a drunken tavern brawl sparked a three-day clash between students and townsfolk that resulted in the deaths of nearly 100 people.

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St Margaret's Road, Oxford

A Time-slip in St Margaret's Road

St. Margaret's Road, Oxford

Did the Principal of St Margaret's College really witness scenes from hundreds of years previously on the streets of North Oxford?

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New College Chapel

The Ghost of Reverend Spooner

New College, Holywell Street, Oxford

New College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Reverend William Archibald Spooner, about whom the term 'Spoonerism' was coined.

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