I thought it would be a great idea to take my son to Oxford and visit the house of Harry Potter. He is a fan of Harry, and it would have been an excellent experience for hin but unfortunately the trip conflict with his school. All probably know that many tourists go to visit Oxford because they want to experience a quick trip to the castle and see where the movie was filmed. Nevertheless, I will take him a lot of pictures for him to appreciate.“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
What they don’t know is about the “secrets of the history that Oxford holds.” Just like the castle still has supper heroes like Harry Potter who safe the day, the castle had a hero name Matilda.
“The castle was battered and all looked lost, so Matilda donned a disguise and slipped out of the fortress one freezing winter’s night. Wearing white to blend in with the snowy landscape, she crossed the frozen Thames and escaped to the stronghold of Wallingford Castle.Sullivan, Paul (2013-10-31T23:58:59). Secret History of Oxford. The History Press. Kindle Edition.
The castle continues to be a place of inspiration, innovation, a place where the old and historical meet with the new ideas of men and women, the young and old meet to continue to innovate.
Oxford has a history of endurance and perseverance. Is the place where many fights were fought and won, a resident to the many stories hidden beneath the surface. The book is instrumental for those like my self that will be visiting the university and city; it is full of updated information. I am looking forward to being part of a historical place even if it’s just for a few days; it will be very significant to experience such a rich and meaningful place. The UK and especially the Oxford resident I assumed are very proud to have such of historical site, full of history and with many stories still to unfold.
Oxford secrets have inspired many to write books, film movies, do research, and speculate. I think Oxford continues to inspire many people today. Thousands of young people prepare in those areas in which they will serve. They are instilled with the powerful energy of history that the site posses.
A very special thing to remember to visit is the conservation of the many collections of artifacts found in the museum. I think it will be great to visit the museum, I hope there is time to go to see the treasures like Fawkes’s lantern, Michelangelo’s paintings, Oliver Cromwell’s mask. As I understand, Oliver dead is very meaningful and visited by many people. The mummies of Egypt will be worthy of admiration as well as the remains of the famous Dodo. Is my understanding that the museum is one of its best sites to visit.
“The Christ Church is a symbol of hope and future. It is amazing to know that the church continues to be very significant in the history of Oxford. The green Christ Church is a vibrant and diverse academic community where over six hundred undergraduate and graduate students explore a wide range of subjects. Uniquely among Oxford colleges, Christ Church is home to a collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in the purpose-built Picture Gallery. It is also home to Oxford’s Cathedral, which has its own world-famous choir.” https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk. Very little is said about the influence of those churches in regards to the gospel in England. That could be a topic to research. How much did the Christ Church really do for the kingdom? I am always interested to learn about the background of the many historical churches and their influence on their communities. Did they plant other churches, send out missionaries? who were the pastors of those churches? The role they played on the funding of Oxford legacy? many questions remain to be discovered and I would consider them to also be part of the many secrets of the History of “Oxford greatest secret, and one wich it still refuses to whisper to the hapless historian..” page 3.
Another symbol of hope is the church of St Giles one of the older structures on site. “St Giles Church is 550 yards (500 m) north of Oxford’s city wall, and when built it stood in open fields. There were no other buildings between it and the city wall, where St Michael at the North Gatechurch stands. About a thousand people lived within the walls of Oxford at this time. The church was not actually consecrated until 1200, by Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln. There is a 13th or 14th-century consecration cross consisting of interlaced circles cut into the western column of the bell tower that is believed to commemorate this. Also in commemoration of the consecration, St Giles’ Fair was established. The fair continues to this day, held on the Monday and Tuesday after the Sunday following 1 September, which is St Giles’ Day. St Hugh also expanded the St Mary Magdalen’s Church to the south in 1194”. The Church of England: Oxford St Giles, Oxford.