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Writing a book is often up there on many people’s bucket list, but it can seem a daunting logistical nightmare, especially when the word ‘publisher’ is mentioned! However, it needn’t be a stressful experience if you choose to self-publish.
We bring together a list of the free events happening across Oxford during the school summer holidays.
The weekend is almost here once again! There’s lots of brilliant things going on in Oxford again this weekend, so we’ve compiled a list of things to keep you and your family busy. From crafts and family trails to a car boot sale and a cookery demonstration, there’s definitely something here for everyone!
Punting is a fantastic way to explore the River Thames and view Oxford from a different vantage point. It’s also great for providing entertainment to the locals who, from the sidelines, quietly watch a slightly inebriated visitor attempt it for the first time!
The term ‘punting’ comes from the latin term ‘ponto’, meaning a flat-bottomed boat. Usually, punting takes place upon narrow boats which are square at both ends and propelled by a long pole (think Venetian gondolas, though technically those are propelled with an oar, not a pole!) and often chauffeured. We’ve compiled 10 of the best reasons you should give this quintessentially English activity a try…
As the nights draw in, there is something very appealing about going to a darkened hall to dance the night away. So if your toes are tapping and you are looking for somewhere to learn some new moves, then look at our choice of Oxford dance schools.
There is nothing like spending a beautiful day in the water. So even if the weather isn’t exactly tropical, Oxfordshire can oblige with some great outdoor pools and water features which are suitable for all the family. And for those feeling a little more adventurous, there is, of course, The Thames.
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