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In pictures: Jericho in Oxford

In pictures_Jericho in Oxford


The distinctive Blavatnik School of Government on Walton Street is one of the University of Oxford’s newest departments, founded in 2020. From little shops and modern bars to old streets, academic buildings and laid-back green spaces – the Oxford quarter of Jericho has all this and more. “It’s an independent heart of Oxford which is so close to the centre,” said Paul Southouse, a local architect who contributed illustrations to the book, and designed a tea towel with a hand-drawn map of Jericho. He is part of a core group of four people who came up with the idea of the guidebook, along with author John Mair, photographer Chris Andrews and historian Mark Davies. The book also includes a forward from His Dark Materials author Sir Philip Pullman, who has based some of his stories in The Bohemian Republic of Jericho.

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