Things we love:

All the history, old buildings, bikes and eccentric intellectuals everywhere. The shark house – a house in Headington with a 25-foot long headless shark sticking out of the roof. Ben’s Cookies was founded in Oxford – you guys are worth getting fat for. Punting around the rivers. People walk around in billowing gowns and strange black hats like it’s completely normal.

Things we wish we’d known…

That Hitler didn’t bomb Oxford because if he conquered Europe he was planning on using it as his capital. The dining hall in Christ Church College was used in the Harry Potter films. Radiohead and Supergrass are from Oxford. Oxford graduates include C S Lewis, Lewis Carroll, J R R Tolkien, Hugh Grant, Thatcher and Cameron to name but a few.