The Invisible Friar

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 new series, Secret Oxford, we’ll 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 will reveal a location particularly dear to their heart, and explain what makes it so special. In this, the third of our new series, tour guide and writer Victoria Bentata wends her way through bus lanes and car parks to find the home of famed 13th Century scholar Roger Bacon.

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