ACMMPC: Local Information

This page contains local information of interest to the participants in the Mathfit Summer School on Algebraic and Coalgebraic Methods in the Mathematics of Program Construction. The following information is provided:


The following restaurants are all within walking distance of the college. (The comments are partly personal, partly blatently copied from restaurant guides on the web.) A little further afield: And if you have money to burn:


A small selection: If you fancy a nice walk along the river one evening, try one of these:


Lloyds and HSBC both have branches around the corner at Carfax. Thomas Cook, containing the American Express office, is nearby at the Carfax end of Queen Street.


For the impoverished, the cheapest way to eat will be via the Sainsbury's supermarket in the Westgate Shopping Centre at the west end of Queen St. Supplement that with visits to the Covered Market for fruit and vegetables, bakeries and delicatessans and you cannot go far wrong. Oddbins the wine merchant's is just across High Street.

Boots the Chemist's have a large store on Cornmarket, as do W H Smith the newsagent's; for more business-like stationery, Ryman's on High Street is a better bet.

The world famous Blackwell's Bookshop is just around the corner on Broad Street. (There are actually four branches with different specialties; the main branch is at the northeast corner of Broad street, next to the White Horse pub.) Oxford has many antiquarian and secondhand bookshops too.

If you want to buy souvenirs, the Bodleian Library has a gift shop in the old Bodleian Quad, accessible via the Clarendon Building across the road from Blackwell's main branch. Another good place is attached to the Oxford Story `multimedia experience'; you can enter the shop without having to partake of the experience by the back entrance off Ship Street, which runs between Turl Street and Cornmarket.


Here is a map of the centre of Oxford:
Other places may be found via, searching by grid reference or postcode; for example, here is the college.

More Information

See the very comprehensive web site set up by Jonathan Bowen.

Jeremy Gibbons, March 2000.