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September 17, 2023 - DAY TRIP TO OXFORD – SEPTEMBER 2023

On Saturday 16 September 110 members and guests travelled to Oxford for a day at leisure. Thankfully the weather remained fine all day for us. Oxford is a City of culture, great shops and plenty of eating and drinking venues so something for everything. Some members took the Hop on and Hop off bus to take in the sights and help them get their bearings. Others took a boat trip.

I went on a walking tour of the colleges which was really interesting. I also visited the oldest pub in Oxford called the Turf Tavern. Local legend also has it that former U.S. president Bill Clinton, while attending Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, infamously “did not inhale” during an evening of carousing at the pub. Other famous guests include Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Tony Blair, CS Lewis, Stephen Hawking and the cast of Harry Potter. To work off my lunch, I climbed the 99 steps of the Cafax Tower which gave a fantastic view of the city and the many spires. Oddly for me, I avoided the shops and busy crowds and continued walking, taking in the sights of the city , stopping for a coffee/cake before having a glass of prosecco on a rooftop bar. It was then time to board the coach and return home.

A good day was had by all!