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Armishaws have been moving and shaking in the historic county of Oxfordshire since 1973. As a family-run company we understand what matter most to people when moving home. We don’t simply pack up and pick up possessions, we’re helping individuals and families relocate their lives and sometimes that takes a little more effort, and our friendly teams are trained to assist, from our bespoke removal packages to our free box recycling service. We’re also proud to be market leaders in greener removals, planting over 2,000 trees to offset carbon emissions as well as using eco friendly products and techniques to ensure that your move is worry-free and gentler on the environment.
During WWII Oxfordshire was largely untouched by bombing raids from German aircraft, this is because Hitler had picked out Oxford as the site of his new capital city. Oxford was actually England’s capital city during the English Civil War, 1642 – 1646.
During the Middle Ages, Oxford students were prohibited by law (as laid down by the church) from marrying. That is why degree recipients are given the Bachelor title, eg “Bachelor of Arts.” The university is the second oldest in the world and thanks to the work of many of its students and lecturers, Oxford has more publishers per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
Oxford University opened in the 11th century and were exclusively for male scholars. It wasn’t until 1878 that females were allowed to enter and took another 48 years before women were awarded degrees. Incredibly it was only as recently as 1974 that the final college started accepting the fairer (and arguably wiser) sex. Today nearly 50% of Oxford students are female.
Despite being one of the UK’s most visited counties, it has a relatively small population, in fact you could house the entire population of Oxfordshire in Leeds and still have plenty of elbow room to spare!
Oxfordshire is home to the world’s oldest public museum. The Ashmolean Museum has been educating people since 1683. Oxford’s Botanic Garden is the oldest in the world. Created in 1621 is was originally names the ‘Physic Garden’.
OK, we’re not seriously about to take sides in this most highbrow of arguments, we’ll leave that to the academics, rowers, sportsman, comedians and many other notable public figures to have attended ‘Oxbridge’. But Oxford can lay claim to being the ‘Big Brother’. Cambridge University was founded by students that had escaped Oxford.
Alice In Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll was a mathematics lecturer at Oxford and based his most famous character on the daughter of Dean of the college where he taught. Among those to have been amused by his stories was Queen Victoria, when Lewis learnt that has majesty wished to read more of his books, he sent her a copy of The Syllabus of Plain Algebra. What a mad hatter!
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The ancient seat of learning is one of the UK’s most visited cities and attracts scholars from around the world. Future Kings, Queens, Prime Minsters and Presidents have all been educated at the famous colleges. Hitler was also a fan, it is believed he specifically ordered his bombers to avoid the city as he wished to make it his capital after WWII. Away from the famous spires, the county is green, picturesque and sparsely population. It has one of the lowest county populations while being home to the Chilterns and Cotswolds, both areas of incredible beauty, scenery and areas to explore. There are also plenty of great country pubs, galleries and places of interest to visit for anyone moving to Oxfordshire.
Population – 651,761 (2011 You.Gov census)
Area – 2,605 km²
All that packing and unboxing can be thirsty work, so once you’ve completed your Oxfordshire removals you can get refreshed at one of these fantastic sites. The county offers a great deal to explore (and Armishaws’ free box recycling service can take away one of the those post-removal worries).
With over 300 years of history, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill has so much to see. There are grounds and gardens, the palace and events and exhibitions.
Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery
Wine, beer and liqueur are all brought to life at this amazing and picturesque location. There’s a cellar shop, tastings and restaurant all surrounded by woodland.
Sensory learning and play, wilderness walk, adventure land, farm animals, feeding times, rides and a café for grown-ups to take a breather in a day of fun and young smiles.
Oxford Castle & Prison
Empress Maude (or a comedy facsimile) will take you on a guided tour of the castle that was once her home. And great sight where comedy is brought to life with a laugh.
As you’d expect, Oxfordshire has some excellent places to do some self-edumacation… edjumatian… educatering… To get cleverer.
County news, events and updates can be found across a number of Oxfordshire publications;
One of the UK’s most visited and scenic counties, Oxfordshire enjoys the meandering River Thames, the Ridgeway National Trail, is home to the Chiltern Hills and lies at the heart of the Cotswolds. The county was left mostly undisturbed by the Romans and didn’t really find it’s feat until the 11th century when Oxford University opened its doors. During the Civil War it was the focus of the power struggle as the New Parliament made Oxford the new capital of England to both stand apart from the King’s rule in London and also protect itself from surprise attacks from His Majesty’s army.
Some of England’s most famous minds have spent time in Oxfordshire. Alfred the Great (who created a single kingdom of England) and Sir Winston Churchill (the country’s most celebrated Prime Minister) were both born in the county. The university has produced countless politicians, comedians, writers, actors, doctors and scientists.
There are picture postcard market towns, traditional Cotswolds cottages, century old plus and coach houses, ghosts and castles, farms and nature reserves and a great foodie culture (not to mention some superb breweries and vineyards!).