Quantitative Genetics at Oxford University

‘We are who we are’ is a saying you can sometimes hear people quote, usually to explain a behaviour they won’t or can’t change. Simply put quantitative genetics answers that question. It is a specialised branch of the study of genetics; that looks at the inherited differences

Having Fun in Trowbridge

Located about 10 miles south west of Bath, Trowbridge sits on the scenic River Biss in the county of Wiltshire, in the west of England. The town is perhaps most famous for its once thriving wool trade, which experienced a gradual decline in the latter part of

Shop Until You Drop in Milton Keynes

Situated in North Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes is a ‘new town’, built in the 1970s and designed to accommodate the population overflow from London. Despite this, there are plenty of nearby historical sites, some excellent shopping and the Xscape adventure and leisure center. The Xscape center is a

Take a Trip to Bletchley

The town of Bletchley is in the Borough of Milton Keynes, though for many years it was part of the county of Buckinghamshire. The town dates back to Anglo Saxon times and the name Bletchley actually means Blaecca’s wood. These days, the town is most famous for

Hanging Out in Banbury

The small market town of Banbury in north Oxforshire is home to the famous Banbury Cross, Banbury Cakes and is even the setting for a well-known nursery rhyme. The town still holds regular weekly markets, and is home to many interesting and unique arts and crafts shops.

Henley-on-Thames is the Place to Be

Located in the south of Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames is a traditional town that lies on the north side of the River Thames, about 10 miles northeast of the larger town of Reading. Established in the 12th century, the town is relatively small, with a population of about 10,500;

Spending Time in Oxford

Famous for its collection of colleges, Oxford, nicknamed the ‘city of dreaming spires’, is a pleasant collection of ancient buildings and lovely parks. Being a student town, it is has a lively atmosphere and can be easily explored on foot. Oxford, as a university, is a bit

Out and About in Oxford

The rolling dales of the Oxfordshire countryside are best explored by car. The Thames meanders through the city and countryside beyond. West of Oxford lie the Cotswolds, an area of quaint villages, and yellow stone houses. A beautiful day’s outing can be had in the Cotswold Wildlife

What to do in Oxford

Oxford is a cultural and compact city, the delights of which can be enjoyed comfortably on foot, with rickshaw taxis available for those seeking a more exotic form of transportation. Being quite flat, the city is also very cycle-friendly and there are numerous places to hire them