Oxford University: The Official Guide app
By Oxford University
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Oxford University is not only famous for its academic excellence, it also has some of the most beautiful buildings, gardens and walks in the UK and it hosts free public lectures, events and exhibitions on almost every day of the year.
This app lets you see what is happening today in Oxford, it will guide you through the University and city on themed walking tours and give you an insider's view on what makes up a perfect day in Oxford through a set of engaging personal suggestions from academics, staff and students.
Today in Oxford:
the latest news story from the University
events and exhibitions that you can go to
what happened "On this day" in the history of Oxford University and the ability to browse all the other days too
the weather (displays in Centigrade or Fahrenheit depending on your own settings)
pull down to access Search
more than 20 walking tours around Oxford including Gardens, Gargoyles, Nobel Prize winners, all the Colleges, Stained glass, Oxford in film and a well-loved boy wizard. Each tour has a detailed introduction and a list of places, they can be viewed on a map and as a full screen image slideshow. All places listed in the app can be added to a Favourites list so that you can create your own personal tour.
Get an insider's view on what to do when you are in Oxford with personal recommendations from some of the Heads of Colleges, Heads of the Museums and Collections, Senior Administrators such as the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, and current students.
The app shows you where you are and what is around you, tap a pin to find out more about any nearby place and its visitor information.
create your own tour by picking and choosing places from any of the different tours and suggestions, see them on a map, reorder them in your list and then, after you've visited them, delete them and start a new list.
Each place listed has an image, an introduction and visitor information. Tapping the image will display it at full screen size. In addition, most of the Colleges also have sets of "Interesting facts" and a list of their well known alumni.
there is a section about the history of the University, its traditions, and links through to the numerous channels that Oxford now publishes to.
What's New in Version 1.1
More recommendations from College Heads, staff and students in the 'We suggest' section
More than 70 new images - just tap the image on these College screens then swipe: Balliol, Brasenose, Exeter, Green Templeton, Hertford, Kellogg, Lincoln, Lady Margaret Hall, Mansfield, Merton, New, Oriel, Pembroke, Queen's, Regent's Park, Somerville, St Catherine's, St Cross, Trinity or Univ
Radcliffe Camera archive images - on the Radcliffe Camera screen, tap the image then swipe to view the 10 new images
Panoramas - there are 51 in this release, tap the 'Panorama' icon in the screens for these places: Addison's Walk, Ashmolean, Bodleian Library, Botanic Garden, Broad Street, Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church Meadow, Divinity School, Eagle and Child, Examination Schools, Museum of the History of Science, Museum of Natural History, Oxford Union, PittRivers Museum, Radcliffe Camera and Square, Rhodes House, Turl Street and University Parks
and these Colleges and Halls: All Souls, Balliol, Blackfriars, Brasenose, Campion Hall, Christ Church, Corpus Christi, Exeter, Harris Manchester, Hertford, Jesus, Keble, Linacre, Lady Margaret Hall, Magdalen, Mansfield, Merton, Nuffield, Oriel, Pembroke, Queen's, Somerville, St Anne's, St Catherine's, St Edmund Hall, St Hugh's, St John's, St Peter's, Trinity, University, Wadham, Wolfson and Worcester
Minor text updates and performance improvements
Still one of my favourite apps
This is such a useful app, I love it. The extra images are a good addition but the panoramas are just brilliant, they really give a sense of what the places are like. Highly recommended.