Guided Walk of Oxford Colleges – Guided by Tom Brown

Enjoy an ‘insider’s’ walking tour of Oxford colleges – the group will meet at The Turf Tavern for a pub lunch at 12.30 before embarking on walk lasting approx 2.5 hours including the two largest colleges, Christ Church and New College, several smaller colleges Hertford, Jesus, Exeter as well as the Sheldonian Theatre, Radcliffe Camera, the High Street and Magdalen College and Bridge. An extension, depending on weariness of the group, may take in some modern additions to the University such as the Mathematics Institute. Note there are admission charges for most colleges which are not included.

To book on the Tour: £10 donation

Date: Saturday 5th October, 12:30pm
Costs: £10
Starts: The Turf Tavern, 4 Bath Place, Oxford OX1 3SU

About Tom Brown

Tom meeting King Charles III at Jesus College on St. David’s Day 2020

Tom studied modern languages in Oxford 1975-9 and then pursued a career in banking until 2013.

He has lived in Hamburg, Zurich and Toronto and travelled widely in Europe, Japan, Australia and North America, and has long been interested in architecture, working backwards from a childhood fascination with modern buildings in London.

He has been taking groups of friends and foreign students around Oxford since 1975. He remains closely connected with Jesus College, whose alumni include Lawrence of Arabia, Harold Wilson, LibDem leader Ed Davey, novelist William Boyd and Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price, having in 2021 initiated an undergraduate bursary in memory of his French tutor Dr. Anthony Pilkington.

He was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and underwent successful treatment at the Royal Marsden and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals 2014-6, and has been an active supporter of Red Trouser Day since its inception.