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    Look up! There's a gargoyle!

    by King_Golo Updated May 29, 2010

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    Photo Equipment: In order to take great pictures of Oxford's numerous gargoyles you need some equipment. A tripod is necessary because most of the gargoyles are quite high, just below the roof. You will also be able to take bigger pictures if your camera has got a good zoom. My pics were taken with a 420mm telephoto lens. Moreover, it is sometimes quite hard to find interesting gargoyles so you do well bringing your binoculars. You'd be amazed at how much there is to see high above street level!

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    Students coming to Oxford (or visitors!)

    by shutterlust Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're a student, you'll want to be prepared for all seasons, especially the cold and wet. Waterproof shoes are a must, especially when tramping through the rain! A good, warm coat is also essential. If you plan on cycling, bring shoes with good traction. Also, formal wear! Especially if you're an undergraduate, you'll likely be attending several black-tie events and you'll want to be ready with a tux or dress. And of course, the classic Oxford wear - sub-fusc!

    For travellers, comfortable shoes (but I think this is traveller common sense!) because Oxford is very much a walking city, as there is no tube and no buses in central Oxford. And an umbrella or raincoat!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get what you need at Lloyd's or Boots, which are both littered throughout Oxford.

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of film or a large memory card/stick is required in Oxford. There's just so much to see and photograph! I used up my 2gig memory card multiple times, kept having to clear it out on my computer while staying in Oxford. The whole city is a photo opportunity!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you care to, bring a football, some good trainers, a picnic blanket/basket, a swimsuit (to jump into the river in the summer!) and you're set for good Oxonian outdoor fun!

    Miscellaneous: A bike, maybe?

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    by ben_england Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Backpack is probably most convenient, but suitcase would be fine. Anything should be fine really!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A good range as the weather 'turns on a hat-pin'. Even if its summer I would bring a thin waterproof coat! And similarly if its winter bring some thin trousers and a short-sleeved shirt/t-shirt.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy most stuff needed in Oxford as we are fairly civilised here, what what! But just bring your normal everyday stuff to save you having to buy more needlessly.

    Photo Equipment: Same as- you should be fine with most camaras etc. Oxford has become fairly good for accommodating tourists.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Just don't!!

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    by bluefelt Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable Shoes. Ilana and I wore holes all the way through pairs of boots in our travels. In the Spring it gets really cold. Bring a warm jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, the whole shebang! You'll need it. The day the sun came out, and I do mean the DAY, people rushed to the nearest shoe store (we chose to go to Ravel) to buy sandals. It was like a massive swarm of happy people in the mall....that makes me nervous.

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    by Aragina Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring what you can carry, also backpacks are a great thing to carry all your bits and pieces in.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As with most of the UK, Summer can be hotor cool, Winter is cold and wet, so dress appropriatly but always carry an Umbrella as the weather is always unpredictable.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get almost nything you need in Oxford, but the are some medications that you can get over the counter that you cannont get in the USA or CANDA, i.e. Zirtec is one. Please check before you come over as to what meds you can get here and what you need to bring with you.
    Doctor and Hospital care will cost the same here as it would privatluy in your own country.

    Photo Equipment: You can get whatever you need here althougnh it will cost a little more than in the US or Canada.

    Miscellaneous: Remember that the Uk runs on 220 v and you will need to bring an adaptor to plug your electrical items in.Make sure that you equipment has a duel mode switch, as stepo up transformers cost a fortune.

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    by Michael_D Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Sure i know this is marked 'packing list' but its the only way I can get a parting shot at the end. Compared to most of my pages this one reads like cement overshoes on a 10k run...not to worry...Captain America saved the last chapter as a tribute to Oxfords MOST important grads. I mean Cardinal Wolsey was an important guy, but what would the world BE without the likes of Dudley Moore or my personal comedy/travel fav Michael Palin? After all, he probably went to Oxford..'so we dont HAVE TO!'(badaboom!)

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