From historical facts and figures to the strange and bizarre, and from famous quotations to what locals really think. Includes blue plaques, home-grown companies, local lingo—and much more. A perfect gift book, souvenir, or nostalgia purchase. Which Prime Minister holds an Oxford beer drinking record? Which Oxford academic ate the heart of King Louis IV? Which Pope came from Oxford? From the momentous to the outlandish, this book is packed full of fun facts about Oxford. With photographs, drawings and cartoons, intriguing information and little-known, weird and often hilarious trivia, it is a highly entertaining guide to where you are, what to look out for now you're here, and how on earth all this came to be. Dip in and celebrate! From famous quotes about the city to local people's likes and dislikes, it's all here in this addictive little book.