University of OxfordOxford , United Kingdom
University of Oxford
This live webcam is located at Oxford Martin School, a research center founded in 2005 by the University of Oxford. This higher education institution also owns the Clarendon Building, whose neoclassical facade of the early 18th century is visible on the left side of the live camera, as well as the Weston Library (right side) at the corner of Broad Street and Parks Road.
The city of Oxford, where the live broadcast comes from, is located in Oxfordshire, 80 km from London, along the Thames and Cherwell rivers.
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It was Oxford University that brought great fame to the city, a branch of which is shown in the webcam. This educational institution is the oldest in the country, as is the city of Oxford itself. In addition, Oxford University is one of the first universities in Europe and the second most rated (after Cambridge) in the UK. Among its graduates there are about 50 Nobel laureates.
Of the 38 colleges at Oxford University featured on webcam, the most significant are Christ Church, where “Harry Potter” was filmed, Magdalen and Merton. Oxford Botanical Gardens are located next to Merton and Magdalen.
Traveling around Oxford in this online camera, it is better to start at the intersection of Holywell Street and Catte Street. Here is the university building and one of the main medieval masterpieces of Oxford - the Bodleian Library.
Further, walking along Catte Street, guests will meet the 13th century St. Mary's Church, the largest in Oxford. Christ Church Cathedral has the same beauty.
To the west of downtown of Oxford, where the live camera is located, are Oxford Castle and Carfax Tower. Outside the city rises Blenheim Palace - the ancestral "nest" of the Dukes of Marlborough.
Oxford, shown live, has interesting museums: Natural History Museum with skeletons of giant dinosaurs, prehistoric fish and other fossils, as well as collections of insects and birds; Pitt Rivers Museum - a baron, general, archaeologist and ethnographer, who has collected an amazing collection of costumes, sculptures, weapons, musical instruments and jewelry of the indigenous peoples of Africa, North America, the Pacific Islands; Ashmolean Museum with exhibits from the times of Ancient Egypt and Rome, as well as Japanese samurai armor and paintings from the middle of the last century; Museum of the History of Science; Picture gallery in the largest of the Oxford colleges - Christ Church with paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Caracci, Tintoretto, as well as sculptures.
Oxford, like the rest of Foggy Albion, is dominated by extensive rainfall. The driest months are April, February, September and October. It is quite warm in summer, especially in July-August. In winter, it is almost never below 0C. Snow rarely falls. Weather forecast in Oxford for 7 days is available on our website online.
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