Oxford University: The Official Guide app

Oxford University: The Official Guide app

By Oxford University

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-09-05
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 48.33 MB
  • Developer: Oxford University
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings


Oxford University is not only famous for its academic excellence, it also has some of the most beautiful buildings, gardens and walks in the UK and it hosts free public lectures, events and exhibitions on almost every day of the year. This app lets you see what is happening today in Oxford, it will guide you through the University and city on themed walking tours and give you an insider's view on what makes up a perfect day in Oxford through a set of engaging personal suggestions from academics, staff and students. Features Today in Oxford: the latest news story from the University events and exhibitions that you can go to what happened "On this day" in the history of Oxford University and the ability to browse all the other days too the weather (displays in Centigrade or Fahrenheit depending on your own settings) pull down to access Search Theme tours: more than 20 walking tours around Oxford including Gardens, Gargoyles, Nobel Prize winners, all the Colleges, Stained glass, Oxford in film and a well-loved boy wizard. Each tour has a detailed introduction and a list of places, they can be viewed on a map and as a full screen image slideshow. All places listed in the app can be added to a Favourites list so that you can create your own personal tour. We suggest: Get an insider's view on what to do when you are in Oxford with personal recommendations from some of the Heads of Colleges, Heads of the Museums and Collections, Senior Administrators such as the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, and current students. Near me: The app shows you where you are and what is around you, tap a pin to find out more about any nearby place and its visitor information. Favourites: create your own tour by picking and choosing places from any of the different tours and suggestions, see them on a map, reorder them in your list and then, after you've visited them, delete them and start a new list. Each place listed has an image, an introduction and visitor information. Tapping the image will display it at full screen size. In addition, most of the Colleges also have sets of "Interesting facts" and a list of their well known alumni. and moreā€¦ there is a section about the history of the University, its traditions, and links through to the numerous channels that Oxford now publishes to.



  • Not much for a top university

    By LOL in Britain
    Although the advert claims this works on the iPad, both iTunes and the App Store think it's only for iPhone. Although it does install (iOS6 on a New iPad), it runs in iPhone mode in the middle of the screen. There is potential here, if other people add to it, but at the moment what's here is outdated (I know the Principal of Hertford left over a year ago) and not very comprehensive. The 'Near me' map does not work (thanks to Apple Maps, most likely).
  • Good

    By Luna :) Lovegood 2525841
    I really like it! 5 stars! I hope to get into Oxford when I'm older.
  • A treasure trove of content

    By Downing1998
    An impressive polished first app from Oxford University! It's a delight to use and gives you plenty to explore in the city.