W.B. Yeats once said: “I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful.” Well, lucky for you, you’re not at the University. There are no finals to swot for and no finishing touches to put to your essay on neuroscience, so you’re free to dream just as much as you like as you wander amongst the historic colleges.
England’s oldest University is an inspirational place to be regardless of whether you studied there or not. Among the list of Oxonians that have benefitted from that atmosphere of esteemed learning are a whopping twenty-six British prime ministers including Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron; literary greats like Samuel Johnson and Oscar Wilde, as well as the poets John Donne and T. S. Eliot.
As well as the famous alumni and those incredible spires, there’s also a Harry Potter connection for the kids to explore. Much of Hogwarts on the big screen was recreated in Oxford’s grand colleges - Christ Church provides the dining hall and Duke Humfrey's the library.
The university also has amazing museums - the Ashmolean, founded in 1683, is the oldest museum in the UK and houses works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso whereas the Museum of Natural History holds the most complete remains of a dodo found anywhere in the world. Come to think of it, there’s not all that much time for dreaming.