Explore Oxford

We've set a little challenge for your first Monday at St Clare's, to help you to get to know Oxford a little better!

We've set a little challenge for your first Monday at St Clare's, to help you to get to know Oxford a little better!

Spend some time exploring your allocated area and see if you can answer the questions.

There are also prizes for the best photos, so make sure you submit them to us via Instagram, (use #stcxplore) or direct message us on Facebook.

Good luck!

Broad Street and George Street

Questions:

How many stone statue heads are on the fence of the Sheldonian theatre?

What is the sculpture on top of the Blackwell’s Art & Poster Shop? Bonus – See if you can find out who the artist is.

In Blackwell’s book shop, how many miles of shelving are there in the Norrington Room? (Hint: You may have to ask someone)

Who was the architect of the Old Fire Station? (Hint: find his name on the wall)

Get a tasting sample from the Fudge Kitchen on Broad Street (photo evidence needed)

Pictures:

Take a photo of the clock at the top of the University of Oxford History Faculty on George Street

Take a group selfie outside the entrance to the New Theatre on George Street

Take a group selfie outside the Weston Library on Broad Street

Take a selfie with a post box on Broad Street

Take a group photo at the entrance gates to Trinity College, the blue gates on Broad Street

Radcliffe Square and the Covered Market

Questions:

What is the name of the church opposite the Radcliffe Camera?

Who is the statue at the entrance to the Bodleian Library?

Which animals can be seen above the door of Brasenose College?

How many flavours of cookie does Ben’s Cookies sell in the covered market? Buy one, they’re delicious!

What does the shop ‘Moo Moo’s’ sell in the Covered Market?

Pictures:

Take a group photo in front of the Radcliffe Camera

Take a group photo next to the statue at the entrance to the Bodleian Library

Take a photo of an interesting looking cake, inside the Covered Market

Take a group photo outside ‘Flowers by Jemini of Oxford’, inside the Covered Market

Take a picture of the Golden Cross inside the Covered Market

Cornmarket Street and the High Street

Questions:

How old is the Boswell’s Department Store?

What is the name of the large stone tower on Cornmarket street?

How many banks can you find on Cornmarket street? Name them

Walking down the High Street, which King has a street named after him?

How many US dollars would £100 buy you today?

Pictures:

Take a photo of the old English style building on Cornmarket Street (Hint: think Shakespeare)

Take a group selfie under the Ship Street sign

Take a group selfie in front of the red telephone box on Market Street, just off Cornmarket Street

Take the best photo you can of the Oxford Heritage shop on the High Street

Queen Street and New Inn Hall Street

Questions:

What is the name of the church on New Inn Hall Street?

Standing in New Inn Hall Street, which item of clothing has a lane (street) named after it?

Find the sliver plaque (sign) on the corner of Bonn Square – in which year was the square re-opened?

What does the shop ‘Hotter’ sell?

What can you see under the bell at Carfax Tower?

Pictures:

Take a group photo in front of the Tirah Memorial on Bonn Square

Take a selfie with the book statues on Bonn Square

Take a photo of the clock outside Marks and Spencer

Take a group photo in front of the Carfax Tower

Take a photo of an interesting building