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Oxford, MS, last week of July

Please help me make the most of my vacation (staying just outside Oxford) the last week of July (7/28-8/1). (The Faulkner conference will take place the previous week - dang.) I am familiar with the town generally, but plan to be showing it (and north MS generally) off to a friend those last few days. Thacker Mountain Radio does not have a schedule posted for then, nor does Square Books, nor the Ford Center. I know it is a ridiculous time of year to travel there, but that's not negotiable. Any ideas?
posted by mmiddle on Jun 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Nice country pub lunch on the A34 between Oxford and Winchester (UK)?

I'm off on a longish drive down to the Dorset coast a week tomorrow. Would like to stop off for a spot of lunch, and I'm thinking at some point on the A34 between Oxford and Winchester. Does anyone know of a nice gastropub type establishment close by? Say, within a 10 - 15 minute drive of the main road? Would much prefer a rural setting than going into Oxford as well. [more inside]
posted by derbs on Jul 17, 2013 - 5 answers

What to do in the UK and thereabouts?

My wife and I are planning on going to visit my sister's family in Oxford in late August in September. We are in the US. We figured we'd just get around to booking some flights, and everything else would fall into place. Well, it has not! We're not sure where to go, what to do, and how long to do it, so we're looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jul 10, 2013 - 22 answers

Oxford: Open Sesame!

Visiting researcher (also, a rower) at Oxford- in a land of gated communities- how do I 'get involved'/'dive in'? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Aug 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Burlesque training in South-East England: where and how much?

How much training is required in order to become a credible burlesque performer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2012 - 2 answers

The frustration when you can picture exactly what you want and it does not exist

"Nun" shoes revisited: I would like to find a pair of black women's shoes which I am not sure exist. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Finding an Oxford Shirt that Doesn't Shine

Where can I find a non-pinpoint, non-royal, but awesome men's oxford shirt? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Feb 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Oxford/Cambridge PhD decision!

Oxford versus Cambridge for a PhD - opinions welcome! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Jun 2, 2011 - 18 answers

What dress shirt has a small deer embroidered upon it?

ShirtFilter: I've been seeing dress shirts with an antlered elk or deer embroidered on the left breast. Who makes these? [more inside]
posted by KingoftheWhales on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

A close-knit group would be nice!

How can I find a knitting group in Oxford, England? [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on May 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Accommodation in Oxford (England)--not for students

Looking for cheap accommodation in Oxford (England). Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Logophiliac on Mar 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Where to watch the NFL in Oxford

Where can I watch American football (NFL) in Oxford, England (or London, for that matter)? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Sep 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Faber est quisque fortunae suae

I'm 43, married, a mother of one, a glorified secretary, primary wage-earner in our family, holder of a mortgage and primary caretaker for my aging mother. I live in New England. I have a dream, and my dream is to somehow, someday, study classics at Oxford. Is this an achievable dream? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Advantages of a 2nd BA in law from Oxford?

I will be receiving an AB in Philosophy from a strong liberal arts college next year, with a 3.5 - 3.6 GPA. I'd like to continue my education at a T14 law school, but what (other?) opportunities/advantages would a second BA in Law from Oxford University bring? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

traveling to oxford

Tips on traveling to Oxford, England, especially regarding phone and internet? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Jun 12, 2010 - 11 answers

How to make up for dodgy first degree?

UK postgrad filter: How do I make up for a fairly mediocre first degree when applying for a postgraduate degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2010 - 6 answers

What do I need to do in Oxford, UK?

What do I need to do in Oxford, UK? [more inside]
posted by justalisteningman on Nov 9, 2009 - 26 answers

My hair looks ridiculous.

I just moved to the UK and desperately need a haircut. Do you know a good salon and/or stylist in either Birmingham or Oxford that can do well with short, very thick, straight hair? (I am a girl) [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F on Oct 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Oxford in literature

Do you have any recommendations for interesting fiction about/taking place in/somehow related to Oxford? [more inside]
posted by Ginkgo on Aug 2, 2009 - 30 answers

Dear Abby, I'm looking for a good witch doctor. Yours, anxious in NYC.

I need a good psychiatrist / neurologist in NYC. Oxford Health Plan. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 10, 2008 - 9 answers

How to get started with surfing in the UK?

How to get started with surfing in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tomw on Jun 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Because I *want* to drink orange juice after brushing my teeth.

Where can I buy Euthymol in Oxford? I could buy it in Morrisons in Manchester, but it doesn't seem to have made its way down South. I'm finding it hard to go back to mint-flavoured toothpaste!
posted by chorltonmeateater on May 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Preparing for a 85-mile bike trip

A few unprepared 20somethings are going on a cycling trip from Oxford to Cambridge. Hilarity ensues. Or it will, if we don't prepare. Help us avoid unplanned-for hilarity by answering a couple of questions about preparation and what to expect. We'd really be thankful. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on Apr 15, 2008 - 21 answers

NHL hockey shown in Oxford?

Is there anywhere to watch live NHL hockey in Oxford? [more inside]
posted by Fat Charlie the Archangel on Mar 1, 2008 - 4 answers

So after we've ______'d the Cotswold sheep, then what?

We will be spending one week in a rented cottage in Brize Norton, UK this coming May before heading over to ATP. We'll be close to Oxford, which is covered nicely online and in travel books, but are looking for additional activities and adventures that may be off the beaten path. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jan 31, 2008 - 11 answers

Hons, Dons, and one smoking MA Oxon

Help me be accepted to Oxford University. I am not concerned with academic requirements (my grades are excellent). I need to know what I can do to set myself apart from all the other ambitious and overeducated nerds who will be fighting for my place. I have exactly two years to make myself amazing. [more inside]
posted by rhinny on Nov 23, 2007 - 30 answers

Oxford: Parking for myself and a car?

Oxford UK: Want to know where I can park myself at an inexpensive B&B and my car. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jul 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Why do students at Oxford University wear carnations to exams?

Why do students at Oxford University wear carnations to exams? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Mar 22, 2007 - 23 answers

When's best to get the train home for Christmas?

When will the UK passenger rail service, particularly journeys on Virgin Cross Country via Birmingam New Street, be quietest: Thursday evening or Friday morning? I'm getting the train home for Christmas from Oxford to Sheffield, and am keen to avoid the annual ordeal of fighting for seats and sitting on the floor outside the toilets.
posted by caek on Dec 19, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I pay for Oxford's Mst. in creative writing?

Is there any way for me to fund Oxford's Mst. course in creative writing? Or will I need to suck it up and decline their offer? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jul 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Help me buy my mum a mac

My mum wants to buy a Mac. What's the best option right now (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on May 4, 2006 - 29 answers

Can't I please take long-term vacation from this place?

Is it realistic for me, as an American, to entertain thoughts (read: dreams) of attending law school at Oxford? [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Mar 23, 2006 - 14 answers

Oxford English Trickionary

The online version of the OED (subscription required) uses an ASCII version of IPA, and I can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Electronic OED?

Electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Oct 24, 2005 - 32 answers

Temporary housing in Oxford, England

My boyfriend will be spending 4 months in Oxford, England as a visiting researcher. He needs to find a place to stay [more inside]
posted by darsh on Feb 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Restaurant in Oxford

Special/unique/great restaurants in Oxford? (of course there's more inside) [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Oct 14, 2004 - 16 answers

Broadband providers in Oxford, England?

Can anyone recommend a good broadband company for a 1Mbps connection on 1 year contract in Oxford? We don't want to have a phone line and will probably stick it on a wireless router to 5 computers around the house.
posted by Mossy on Sep 1, 2004 - 7 answers

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