Did you know?
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford in 1942. His mother travelled from their home in London to Oxford to give birth in greater safety, because of the threat of German air raids.
Famous 18th century landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown designed the trees in Blenheim Palace in the battle formation of the victorious troops from the battle of Blenheim.
In 1974, Oxford University-educated Sir Martin Ryle received the first Nobel Prize awarded in recognition of astronomical research.