Welcome back to 2019 World Walkers.

Shazam, and I’m back World Walkers. Welcome back World Walkers. I hope your travels after the winter months have been wonderful. For myself, I’ve been on my book duties along with marketing. As soon as Spring sunshine had spread across London I decided to test the blogging waters of writing again. I’ve come up with…

Older than the US, with better Cookies

Happy New Year World Walker After all the hard work of reading and the travelling on this imagination tour of Oxford, a treat is needed. And I have a treat that will beat a Wonka Bar. Probably the best cookies that I have ever had in my life reside in Oxford. They are Ben’s Cookies….

Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Whenever I give a tour of Oxford one of the first things I get asked is how the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry was created. Well it has varying accounts, but what we believe to be true is that the university split had its beginnings in 1209. Where locals hung two students for a murder of…

Something sinister in Oxfordshire

As we reach closer to the centre and see the Carfax Tower in the centre, we walk past Brasenose college. A college with some sinister and strange traditions that are now becoming the norm as we continue our trip through Oxford. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to…

Rasputin, Princes and Peasants.

To our left is the Oxford, University College, it’s had several Prime Ministers, Australian and British, American President Clinton, and a current member of the US Supreme Court. One of the most interesting characters at the college was Prince Yusupov. The man who killed Grigori Rasputin. Rasputin was a Russian from Siberia, born in 1869…

Coffee and quacks

As we move along the widening streets of Oxford, and into the heart of the city centre we go past two of Britain’s oldest coffee shops. Both with a curious look into the past. (A potential future of Star Bucks…) Established in the U.K. around 1650/52, the coffee shop was something originally open to all…