Oxford (Lyra's world)
Oxford was a city in Oxfordshire in Brytain. Oxford was home to a famous university made up of twenty-three colleges, of which Jordan College was the richest.
Oxford was inhabited since at least the Ancient Roman times. There was evidence of a sacrifice to the God
Fluvius in the Oxford Canal, and the Fell Press was said to be built on the ruins of a temple to Mithras.
Cold Ages Edit
During the Cold Ages, the Oxford Canal froze over. In
1005 there was a battle at Wolvercote between Oxford citizens and a raiding party from the Viking kingdom of Jorvik.
20th and 21st centuries Edit
Oxford was the home of
Lyra Silvertongue. She was taken there by Lord Asriel and raised there until she left with Marisa Coulter. Lyra returned to Oxford and studied at St Sophia's School and later St Sophia's College.
University of Oxford Edit
The University of Oxford was a famous location in the city. It was made up of 23 colleges.
There was an Aërodock in Oxford, from which
zeppelins and balloons took of and landed.
Eagle Ironworks were a company located
Saint Bernards Road and Woodstock road. They were founded in 1812 by Walter Thrupp.
The Oratory of Saint Barnabas the Chymist was a Venetian style building in
Jericho, Oxford. It was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield.
The Ashmolean was located on the corner of
Beaumont Street and St Giles Street.
Fell Press was a printing company in Jericho, Oxford. It was located on
Great Clarendon Street.
The Botanic Garden was located next to the
The Oxford railway station was on
Hythe Bridge Street. It was located next to the River Isis. The railway line ran between the Isis and the Thames.