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Oxford Open Doors 2019

Oxford Open Doors 2019

There will be plenty to enjoy over the Oxford Open Doors weekend on 14th and 15th September 2019. The doors to the city of Oxford have been thrown open for all to enjoy! 

On the record: Looking back at HMP Oxford

On the record: Looking back at HMP Oxford

Oxford Prison eventually closed its doors as a prison in 1996 and remained closed until 2006 when it opened up as a hotel and attraction. In his latest post, former Oxford Police Detective Paul Kyberd shares an aerial view of the prison he remembers…

On the Record: The Black Assize

On the Record: The Black Assize

The old county court in Oxford is the site of one of the most infamous events in the castle’s history. In the latest edition of our ‘On the Record’ blog series, Paul Kyberd reminisces about his experiences in Oxford’s courthouses in his role as an Oxfordshire Police Detective!

On the Record: The Queen’s in Oxford

On the Record: The Queen’s in Oxford

Current tour guide and former police detective Paul Kyberd shares another of his memorable stories from his work for Oxfordshire Constabulary. In this blog, Paul shares a particularly memorable time when the Queen visited Oxford.

Oxford Castle: The birthplace of the Legends of King Arthur

Oxford Castle: The birthplace of the Legends of King Arthur

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword receives its UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square this evening. But where did the legends of King Arthur really begin? Geoffrey of Monmouth is known to be the first to write down the legends of King Arthur and he did so right here at Oxford Castle!

On the Record: St George’s Day celebrations

On the Record: St George’s Day celebrations

This Sunday, we celebrate St George’s Day.  St George’s day was celebrated in St George’s Crypt up until the closure of Oxford Prison in 1996. Tour guide and former Oxford police detective Paul Kyberd recounts his memories of past St. George’s Day celebrations.

On The Record: The Execution of Oliver Butler

On The Record: The Execution of Oliver Butler

Here is the second in our ‘On The Record’ blog series with one of our tour guides Paul Kyberd, a former Oxfordshire Constabulary Police Detective. In his blog series, he’ll be sharing stories of his experiences in the police force and his many visits to HMP Oxford Castle during his career. Check out Paul’s introductory blog post to find out more about his policing past. In this post, Paul shares the history of the last Oxford Prison execution…

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

 

We’ve switched off for Earth Hour!