On 28 March 1913 a car was built which was destined to change the course of history. Its name was the Morris Oxford, its badge an ox fording the Isis. 109 years later we bring you the new-look Morris Oxford website. It has several innovative features – not least the Morris Oxford Shuffle – but the basic idea remains very ... CONTINUE READING
Last month we posted a photographic essay featuring ten of Oxford's historic bridges. Here's the full Story: There’s really only one place to start: Grandpont. Big bridge. The name says it all. The giant blocks of corallian ragstone which underpin it were hewn and levered into place nearly a thousand years ago at the command of Robert d’Oilly, henchman ... CONTINUE READING
Oxford is a very watery place: encircled by rivers, criss-crossed by streams, perennially flood-prone. Its location has been defined by water, its destiny shaped by it. This is the (beginning of the) Story of Oxford in ten crossings – an abridged history you might say. Do you recognise the bridges below? They are captioned with extracts from next month's Story, ... CONTINUE READING
Happy New Year – and Welcome to the Morris Oxford Quiz 2022. It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and reactivate the neurones! How well do you know Oxford? Here are 10 questions to test your local knowledge.
Yuletide Greetings! We’re fast approaching Morris Oxford’s third Christmas: a time for celebration, commemoration, consumption – and possibly even combustion. Before we finally ring out the old and bring in the new, let’s take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary year that was 2021. On New Year’s Day (what a long time ago that now seems) we published ... CONTINUE READING