A Shot in the Park

Away from the well-beaten tourist trail and famous student haunts, Oxford is home to plenty more than dreaming spires and dusty libraries. In our series, Secret Oxford, we shed light on lesser-known parts of the city that deserve more praise, from intimate college gardens to the best pub snugs in town.

Every month an Oxonian reveals a location particularly dear to their heart, and explains what makes it so special. This month, author Alan Judd discusses the danger of writing an Oxford novel – and why he chose to set a fateful scene of violence in the calm of the University parks.

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