Anyone who goes to Oxford?

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    Feb 09, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    I just found out that I am going to Oxford this summer for my study-abroad program...I am a little apprehensive as to the kids who go there, because they are said to be the worst, most lawless kids ever- who always end up in brawls or what-not...but more importantly, I'm aware that it has a relatively small gay scene, compared to Brighton College and Manchester.

    Is there anyone here who went to Oxford or at least knows of the general area and what I can expect when I go there? I just don't wanna be in a fight my very first night.

  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 09, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    I didn't go to Oxford, but no one's going to start swinging their fists at you for no reason, so don't be worried that you're going to get in a fight on your first night.

    Do a location search on RJ, you're bound to find some people who are at Oxford as we speak.

    Oxford is a beautiful place, too, take it in and don't be too concerned with integrating the gay community there. You're bound to find it, but the coolest and best friends you will make there might not necessarily be in the gay community, so keep your mind open and have fun!
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    Feb 09, 2011 1:35 PM GMT
    Jeez, you're from Los Angeles and you're worried about brawls in Oxford!?!??!

    ROTFL
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    Feb 09, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    I just had an interview in the Oxford area so maybe I'll be there this summer too.

    Anyway, I was too tired to go to the Jolly Farmer on Friday so I don't really know what's that like but I liked the city. Even in winter. Some good looking dudes there too.
    I've never heard that people in Oxford are particularly rowdy. Just to set your mind at ease I present this article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292247 Big Gay Truth. Apparently.
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    Feb 09, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    omg, who told u that? they mustve been pulling ur leg!!! oxford is soooo posh!! the city is lovely, and the people are as friendly as u can expect from the english. The uni will simply be full of overpriviledged rich kids, so expect lots of drugs and shit, but theyll be nice enough. Ull have fun, London is 2 hours away for when u get bored.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 09, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    l lived near Oxford many years loved the city booming at night so many national's you will like it ! Yes some parts a bit didgy mate!
  • kew1

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    Feb 09, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    Don't try to drive, it's a bicycle & bus city.
    Blackbird Leys in the south east part of the city used to be the infamous part, not sure what it's like now.

    Let us know when you're going Punting, we'll want to watch (& maybe video it for u-tube).
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    Feb 09, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    Yeah, don't worry you're not gonna get into any fights in oxford - people are friendly (generally). As far as gay scene, you're right - it's kinda small... but no worries, you'll be free on weekends and then london and brighton are only 1 and 2 hours away, respectively. It'll be fun.
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    Feb 09, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Sweetheart - you won't end up in a fight in Oxford.
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    Feb 09, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    fable saidYeah, don't worry you're not gonna get into any fights in oxford - people are friendly (generally). As far as gay scene, you're right - it's kinda small... but no worries, you'll be free on weekends and then london and brighton are only 1 and 2 hours away, respectively. It'll be fun.


    2 hour away??? the night life is 2 min away from my school, Whoever wants to go to Oxford? Seriously? Especially during the summer except the empty title that Ooooo I studied at Oxford...................during the summer! ROFL.
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    Feb 09, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    whew...

    I don't know what the deal was with my professor. He said it matter-of-factly, that it kind of took me by surprise. I mean, he's taught at Yale and my school of course but he's been a visiting teacher in other schools too- but he just said out of all the schools in his career, Oxford students were the worst lol

    he hated the kids there because they were loud and obnoxious (the undergrads maybe lol:lolicon_smile.gif and that they're always intoxicated...

    i just need to stay away from the sketch areas then...



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    Feb 09, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    I was there a few weeks ago, I couldn't get out of there soon enough.

    I generally like historical places, but this wasn't interesting to me at all.

    It's not rough but it isn't posh either. I prefer Cambridge over Oxford.

    Nonetheless I think you'll have fun with your fellow students.
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    Feb 09, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    Somebody who is as ignorant as you are about Oxford
    has no right to be going up to Oxford.
    You have probably offended a lot of Oxonians, including myself.
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    Feb 09, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    Firstly, well done! Oxford (at least the part where the University lies) is very ancient and very beautiful. The average Oxford undergraduate is not really the brawling type and is reasonably well behaved. That said, the British generally are prodigious drinkers, which can lead to occasional city-centre public order problems at the weekend. You will find most Brits, however (even when intoxicated), are pretty decent and good natured.
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    Feb 09, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Oxford is one of the most amazing places in the world. I loved my time there and wouldn't trade it for anything. Take advantage of your student status while you're there to explore everything--most tourists aren't allowed into the colleges at all. You will have access that only a relatively small group of people will ever have.
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    Feb 10, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    criduchat said...but more importantly, I'm aware that it has a relatively small gay scene, compared to Brighton College and Manchester.


    It's England... the entire country is gay...
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    Feb 10, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
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    criduchat said...but more importantly, I'm aware that it has a relatively small gay scene, compared to Brighton College and Manchester.


    It's England... the entire country is gay...


    I don't know about that. I would go as far as to say English homosexuality is more prevalent than German humour. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 10, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
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    Wasn't it Jeremy Clarkson who said that Russians are as good at making cars as Germans are at making love? Perhaps the same applies to humor.
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    Feb 10, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    I couldn't tell you about Oxford, but I have toured Cambridge. Sorry, but good luck to you, bud.
  • mizu5

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    Feb 10, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    I have 2 close friends at oxford. one is a lesbian, and she loves it! SHe is pretty feminine too, so it's not like she's some rough n tough bulldyke icon_razz.gif

    I took a course there 2 years ago and it was really rather fun.
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    Feb 10, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    kew1 said
    Let us know when you're going Punting, we'll want to watch (& maybe video it for u-tube).


    Oh punting icon_confused.gif don't know how I feel about that.

    And i didn't mean to generalize Oxford kids (but I think I did)...i should have been more clear- it seems to me it's really weekends when the undergrads go batshit crazy and anarchy ensues..

    Believe me, I've had my fair share...Toad's Place in Yale has some ridiculously un-Ivy talent