Today’s places is the small and idyllic city of Oxford, the “city of dreaming spires”, in central southern England. One of the UK’s fastest growing cities, here, in this beautiful place, one will find manufacturing [motors], education, publishing and information technology and science.
Here, also, is the world renown University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and in the English-speaking world. Come along for a stroll amongst the gardens and wrought iron gates and elegant buildings covered in ivy . . .
There are buildings in Oxford that showcase every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera, a building designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style. It was built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.
The “city of dreaming spires”, is a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford’s university buildings.