We’re fast approaching 2023, and all the excitements of a New Year. Before we finally ring out the old, however, let’s take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary year that was 2022. Click on the images below to reveal the Stories behind them.

On New Year’s Day (what a long time ago that now seems!) we published the MORRIS OXFORD NEW YEAR QUIZ. You still have time to complete it, if you haven’t done so already.

Then we went Bridge-tastic – with two stories about the river crossings of Oxford and the ways they have shaped our watery history.

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In March we announced a new-look Morris Oxford website ­– simpler to navigate and with a new SHUFFLE feature which means you can serendipitously discover different Stories. Or, if you prefer to read them in chronological order, simply click on the STORIES tab.

The sounds of Spring had us heading from Cuckoo Lane to the Kassam football stadium for a viewing of Oxford United. COYY! (only Yellows fans will get that.)

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We marked the arrival of summer with two pieces about the wonder that is Port Meadow – surely Oxford’s greatest jewel – including some superb photos sent in by Morris Oxford readers.

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The following month we took to the river for a feature about punting, focused around the Cherwell Boathouse.

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Back on dry land we began to notice the extraordinary array of gargoyles and grotesques which stare down on us (if only we remember to look up!)

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The heroic lexicographical endeavour of James Murray was commemorated in September, with a Story about the Oxford English Dictionary – possibly the greatest work of collective scholarship ever undertaken.

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The posting for 19 October was dedicated, as ever, to Oxford’s patron saint, St Frideswide, and to the church named in her honour.

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The 100th anniversary of Henry Taunt’s death on 4 November afforded an opportunity to celebrate Oxford’s photographic legacy. Let’s all agree: we live in one of the most photogenic places in the world (though it’s unclear what HT would have made of the selfie stick.)

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Thank you to all Morris Oxford readers who, during the course of the past year, got in touch with comments, reflections, anecdotes, and photographs. Week by week the Feedback sections are growing into an ever richer archive of insight and information.

There really is no end to the number of remarkable Oxford stories. We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface. So do, please, continue to get in touch. And encourage your friends, family, and neighbours to get in touch too. We’d love to hear from you.

Onward and Oxford!