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The Ghost of Obadiah Walker

University College, High Street, Oxford

University College is said to be haunted by the ghost of Obadiah Walker, who was Master of the college during the latter half of the 17th century.

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Wadham College

Ghostly Monks at Wadham College

Wadham College, Park Road, Oxford

Wadham College stands on the site of an Augustinian Priory. Sightings of ghostly monks have long been reported in the college grounds.

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Godstow Abbey

Fair Rosamund at Godstow

Godstow Nunnery, Wolvercote, Oxford

The tragic ghost Henry II's mistress Rosamund Clifford is said to haunt the ruins of Godstow Abbey, Wolvercote.

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A wild boar

Christmas Traditions at Queen's College

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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Roger Bacon

The Brazen Head at Brasenose College

Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford

According to legend the name of Brasenose College comes from a speaking brass door knocker created by the medieval philosopher Roger Bacon.

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Divinity Road

A Murderous Student in Divinity Road

Divinity Road, East Oxford

"One moonshiny night, as I sat high, Waiting for one to come by, The boughs did bend, my heart did ache, To see what hole the fox did make."

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Dead Man's Walk, Oxford

Civil War Ghosts in Dead Man's Walk

Dead Man's walk, Merton College, Oxford

Royalist Francis Windebank was executed by firing squad outside Oxford Town Hall in 1645. His ghost can be seen walking the nearby path known as Dead Man's Walk.

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St Margaret's Well, Binsey

St Margaret's Well at Binsey

Binsey

Every year thousands make a pilgrimage to this well to sample the water which is believed to have miraculous healing properties.

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