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Oxford Water Walks

Historical & Literary Walks & Talks, and Books by Oxford Towpath Press

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For pre-arranged, private WALKS see below.

Public WALKS:

Museum of Oxford Wednesday afternoon 90-minute walks begin again on 3 April. These are my own dates, with other days covered by three other local historians:


1 May (highly relevant to today!): The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford

Saturday 4 May: two ‘Wonderland Day’ Alice walks

8 May: Canal, Castle & Convicts

5 June: The Real Alice in Wonderland

26 June: River, Meadow and Ford

10 July: The Real Alice in Wonderland

24 July: Oxford and the First British Men & Women to Fly

7 August: The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford

28 August: River, Meadow and Ford

25 Sept: Canal, Castle & Convicts

2 Oct: Oxford and the First British Men & Women to Fly


Oxford University Botanic Garden Historical and Literary Walk – 20 June

A 75-minute stroll focusing on some of the charismatic, eccentric, and ‘ground-breaking’ individuals who have graced the Garden over the last four centuries.



Private Walks

Most of my WALKS are for pre-booked groups (starting at £60 inclusive for up to 20/24 people). However, if you as an individual, or as part of a small group, would like to arrange a walk, do please still feel free to get in touch at oxfordtowpathpress@gmail.com. Or, for £30 for up to five people (lasting 90 minutes or so), you can suit yourself as to start time time and exact route.

Not sure? Please have a look at my (sadly unmaintained!) ‘Customer Comments’ page.


TALKS (see Talk topics)

Happy to travel – Assam in India is the farthest away so far !

Only two public talks at the moment:

Saturday 4 May (Wonderland Day) 7.30pm at St Giles Church, Oxford: ‘Alice’s Adventures in Oxford’, the real people, places and events which inspired the Alice books, and highlighting Lewis Carroll’s less well-known connections with local institutions such as Lucy’s Iron Foundry, St John’sCollege, and a floating chapel on the Oxford Canal. https://tinyurl.com/alicesoxford


Monday 22 July: 8pm. Oxfordshire Family History Society at Exeter Hall, Kidlington

James and Windham Sadler: hot-air balloon pioneers of Oxford and Liverpool.




Walking Group 2016 (Dylan Thomas Day)



Lecture (Bodleian sign)

My talk (Lindsay)





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