"I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera."
William Butler Yeats
The city of Oxford is perhaps most famous worldwide for being the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. In fact, buildings in Oxford demonstrate examples of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons.
Oxford's diverse economy , includes manufacturing, publishing and science-based industries as well as education, research and tourism. As one might imagine, the city has no shortage of landmarks and notable buildings. As well as its attractive proximity to London, Oxford has an excellent transport system.
Oxford has strong links to the world of television and film, with many productions being shot in the city. TV's "Inspector Morse" and the "Harry Potter" films are amongst those that feature in the growing list. For more on living and working in Oxford, see: http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/