The Oxford Science Walk

Written by Sophie Huxley, this walk presents scientific acheivement in Oxford in a way that will be of interest to academics, students and lay people alike.

The Oxford Science Walk

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University Botanic Garden (map).


Museum of the History of Science (map).


Approximately 2 hours.


2 kilometres.

Disabled access

Entrance to Christchurch Meadow is by a turnstile; the vehicle gates are usually locked.


An annotated map is provided with recordings and we advise you to take it with you on your walk.

Useful links

Special notes

  • The illustrated booklet of the walk is available from
  • As a general rule, early afternoon is the best time to catch colleges open to visitors.
  • There are several museums on this route. All opening times are supplied with the recording.
  • Note that the Ashmolean and Museum of the History of Science are closed on Mondays.
  • Only 6 CDs available.