Headington Shark

Location: 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford

Look, it’s the famous Headington Shark!

You know, if ever your kids have trouble believing that climate change is making the weather more extreme, you could just take them for a stroll around Headington. Just sayin’…

Leuchtturm 1917

The key to happiness is learning to appreciate the little things in life, like this Leuchtturm 1917 notebook that I’ve just bought for a super secret project of mine.

Beaumont Palace

Beaumont Palace

Near to this site stood the King’s houses later known as Beaumont Palace

King Richard I was born here in 1157 and King John in 1167

If you walk down Beaumont Street from the Ashmolean Museum towards Worcester College, you may come across a small pillar near the junction with Walton Street. It’s partly hidden by bushes, but you can just about see it in the image from Google Street View below (on the right side of the picture, next to the man walking on the pavement):

Beaumont Street

Originally built in the early 12th century by Henry I outside the north gate of Oxford, Beaumont Palace was partly dismantled following the Reformation. What remains of the palace was eventually torn down in the laying out of Beaumont Street in 1829.

All that’s left now is a pillar, and memories of times long past.