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An American at Oxford: The people

Charli Rose March 13, 2015

It will have been the people. When future aunts, uncles, colleagues of my parents and fellow classmates ask me what it was I got out of my year at Oxford, it will have been the people. They will assume...

The Harris Manchester College clock tower rings out and announces dinner time. (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

An American at Oxford: The people in the shadows

Charli Rose March 1, 2015

If you find yourself walking amidst Oxford’s castle-esque walls, there is little chance you will get very far without hearing a large clock tolling the time away. If it isn’t one of the college clock...

Castle Mill Stream, a backwater of the River Thames in West Oxford.  (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

An American at Oxford: A moment for Valentine’s Day

Charli Rose February 15, 2015

The English fog and steady mist are a welcome retreat from the blizzards I ran through last winter in Chicago, but there are still challenges to face whilst running here nonetheless. The main one being...

The rafter in The Eagle and Child, a pub once frequented by C.S. Lewis. (Charli Rose / The DePaulia)

An American at Oxford: Off to the pubs

Charli Rose February 1, 2015

I made a conscious and steady effort to go into this year with no preconceived notions about Oxford. This was usually done in the form of refusing to search any images on Google of the cobblestone streets...

The main street in Oxford, Broad Street, which joins St. Catherine’s College with the City Centre. (Charlotte Pence / The DePaulia)

An American in Oxford: Where the magic lies

Charli Rose January 18, 2015

I am not the first person to go abroad. Should you ever choose to do the same, there are times when you will feel a grand connection with all the people who have gone before you. Sometimes this will...

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