Excellent Tour of Christian History—First-Rate Guide
Oxford Christian History Tour | Mai 2019
I enjoy learning about Christian history, and imagine my surprise to have an Oxford lecturer in religion leading the tour. Oxford is a key location in Reformation history—the place where three bishops, the Oxford Martyrs, were burned at the stake for their faith during the reign of Queen Mary I.
You will learn the history of Oxford itself, the Reformation, including John Wycliffe and William Tyndale, various Christian movements, and even the Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkiin, and more.)
Trevor gives behind-the-scenes insights you cannot get from a mere online walking tour app on your smartphone.
It was well worth the time and money. I would do it again.
Learn the history and drama of King Henry VIII, and Queens Mary and Elizabeth. See the Martyr's Memorial where three men were burned at the stake for their faith during the Reformation. (If you get there before the tour starts, just have a cup of coffee or tea at the shop directly across the street.)
From the Martyrs Memorial, we hit Broad St, we visited Balliol College and spoke briefly about Trinity College next door. We then visited the Museum of the History of Science, discussed Blackwells, the Weston Library, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Clarendon Building, Hertford College and the Bridge of Sighs, and the Bodleian Library. We then entered the Divinity School and covered Radcliffe Square, including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College, the famous ’Narnia door’ and the University Church of St. Mary.