Oxford is an exceptionally old university town, on the River Thames, about 60 miles from London. Unlike modern university towns where you usually find the universities on the edge of the town or on its own campus, Oxford’s center is the universities; and all around the crossroads at the very heart of Oxford, there are gray stone Colleges and other university buildings. In the center, you can also find interesting old pubs and paved passages. Like all English towns, there are parks, and one, “the Parks”, is the leafy home of university cricket in the summer months. As you leave the center and go towards the outskirts of Oxford, you can see industrial estates and a car factory in one direction; and in another, attractive and expensive suburbs. There is, in fact, quite a lot of industry in Oxford.