Having already been away from home for week, I craved Chinese cuisine. We rode the tube to Piccadilly Circus, and wandered to find Chinatown on Gerrard Street — an easy street to remember, since the Chinatown at home bears the same name.
With the history of the Tavistock Institute at top of mind, we rode the tube up to Swiss Cottage to look at the Tavistock Clinic. The Institute and Clinic used to be colocated, but are now independent entities. On a late Sunday evening, the facilities were closed.
As a change from riding the London underground, we decided to return to the hotel on a double decker bus to see more of the city. We rode from Swiss Cottage on a path including Wellington Road, to Victoria Station.
The next day, I acted as scribe while Gary conducted an interview with Sir Richard Bowlby, on the ties between the research between by John Bowlby and cybernetics. Upon learning that the Bowlby archives are at the Wellcome Library, Gary and I decided to change our travel plans to reroute back through London for one day.
Accommodating a tight schedule, Dav and LJ met us at Paddington Station a few hours before we caught the train to Oxford. LJ found a pub and then a restaurant nearby, after consulting Internet reviews on her mobile phone. Continue reading “2009/08/30-09/05 London-Oxford-London-Hull-York“
St. Anne’s is north of the town centre. I walked south Woodstock Road.
Across the street, on the west side, is the Radcliffe Infirmiary.
After dinner, the more social attendees staying at St. Anne’s meet at the Royal Oak Pub just down the street.
Before arriving at in the main shopping area in Oxford, I noticed St. Giles Church.
In the new world (i.e. North America), it’s not so common to have a cemetery so prominent on the church grounds. Continue reading “2008/09/02 St. Giles Church, Covered Market, Oxford“
The shops on the Cornmarket Street are more permanent, but kiosks on the pedestrian mall hawk to the tourists.
Continuing to walk south, down to St. Aldates Street and past the Town Hall, I started a tour of some of the more famous Oxford colleges. Continue reading “2007/09/02 Touring colleges in Oxford, England“