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Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and savor the silence as you browse through the wonderful and varied exhibits that are housed within the Ashmolean Museum. John Tradescant's collection of archaeological rarities (both man-made and natural) originally opened to the public in South London in the early 17th Century. The collection was inherited by Elias Ashmole and the Ashmolean opened in 1683. Even if you only have time to enjoy the antiquities galleries, with their exhibits dating from Paleolithic to Victorian times, your visit will have been worthwhile. You'll probably have to come back again if you also want to take in the collections of Eastern and Western art and the Heberden Coin Room. Lectures, guided tours and other special events are often organized and are always well-attended. The museum's galleries can also be hired for private events and receptions.
Walton Street runs between Worcester Street and Beaumont Street in Oxford's Jericho district. The street is flanked by Ruskin College and Oxford University Press to its west while the east side is home to Saint Paul church. A neoclassical structure, the Oxford University Press building dates back to the 19th Century. A short distance from Walton Street is St Sepulchre's Cemetery. Several restaurants can be found on the street and these are often frequented by the students of Oxford university. Pubs and cocktail bars also line both ends of the buzzing Walton Street.
Every house has its own story and the Northgate Hall speaks a solemn one. This redundant building which sits on St Michael's Street in Oxford has a lot of memories. This 20th century building first served as the Primitive Methodist Church and was shortly converted into the Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union (OICCU). The end of the 20th century saw the transformation of the building into the Oxford Lesbian and Gay Community Center along with housing Gatehouse, a center for homeless people. With the fire destroying the building, Northgate Hall remains a silent observer of the blows of time.
A beautiful garden square, Wellington Square is located centrally in the city and contains a small garden known as Wellington Square Gardens managed by Oxford university. A Radio Oxford studio is used by Oxford University Broadcasting Society inside Wellington Square. A cycling route also navigates from Little Clarendon street found to the square's northeast end.
Angus Library and Archive is situated alongside Regent's Park College of Oxford. Presently, it hold more than 70,000 objects including journals, pamphlets, books, association and church records, manuscript letters, church histories and other historical items dating back to the 15th Century till today. Most of the items found at Angus Library and Archive depict the eventful past of Baptist movement which started in the 17th Century. A major part of the collection has been donated by Dr. Joseph Angus who served as the college principal between 1849 and 1893.