Magdalen, alma mater of Oscar Wilde and Edward VIII, is perhaps Oxford’s most beautiful college.
See the college’s deer park, cloisters and chapel, and take a stroll around Addison’s Walk, a slice of countryside right in the middle of Oxford, named after Joseph Addison, founding editor of the Spectator in the 18th century.
You will investigate the college’s hidden corners with Magdalen graduate and Oldie editor, Harry Mount. Enjoy lunch in Magdalen’s medieval hall.
The day trip also includes a tour of Christ Church and its cathedral, the Sheldonian Theatre and the Divinity School. Along the way, you will see Oxford’s highlights, from the Bridge of Sighs to the Bodleian Library.
10.30am Meet at Oxford train station
10.30am-12.30pm Tour Christ Church, the cathedral and the Church of St Mary the Virgin
12.30pm Self-service buttery lunch with wine in Magdalen College Hall
1.15-2.15pm See Magdalen chapel, cloisters, deer park and Addison’s Walk
2.15-3.30pm Visit Sheldonian Theatre and Divinity School. See the Bodleian and the Bridge of Sighs.
4pm Return to Oxford train station
HOW TO BOOK Price: £140 per person to include VAT and all the above (excluding train – London-Oxford return from £27.40). Do book with Katherine to guarantee a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 01225 427311.