There is long tradition of celebrating the First of May, called Beltane by pagan types. In Oxford, choirboys greet the rising sun by singing from Magdalen College tower, while the townsfolk gather below on Magdalen Bridge. For the last few years the bridge has been closed to the public (citing structural weakness in the bridge). This year we were allowed back on the bridge again. I borrowed Jeremy’s newest digital camera for the occasion and took some photos.
7 entries tagged oxford
I had one of those near-accidents while cycling in to work that illustrates a problem with some forms of traffic calming. Read more
When I am cycling home up Iffley Road in Oxford I am annoyed by the dozen or so cars parked in the cycle lane. I shouldn’t be though: cycle lanes are not cyclists’ territory; they aren’t really there for cyclists at all. Read more
Oxford needs some charismatic bicycle races of its own, and I would like to propose the King’s-to-King’s Dash. Read more
After a lot of creative searching I discover it is possible to set up a Mac to permit Oxford spelling (organize vs organise). Read more