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Sir Ian McKellen to perform one-man show to raise funds for theatre

Sir Ian McKellen to perform one-man show to raise funds for theatre

The actor will speak to members of the audience during his solo show to give them an experience they’ll never forget.

11:34am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Bodleian Library snaps up Ducker & Son ledgers

Bob Avery with a Ducker & Son ledger from 1922. Picture by Denis Kennedy

9:30am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Precious Tolkien memorabilia to go on show at Bodleian exhibition

Tolkien, JRR 2337046.

11:07am Monday 20 March 2017

Major Tolkien show planned by Bodleian

JRR Tolkien

STAFF at the Bodleian Library are preparing for a major exhibition on the work of JRR Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

9:24am Friday 17 March 2017

Historic city pub set for major revamp

The Eagle and Child and Green's cafe.

HISTORIC Oxford pub The Eagle and Child is in line for a major revamp.

9:56am Saturday 4 March 2017

Home of the hobbits – Tolkien's home is up for sale

JRR and Edith Tolkien with grandson Simon Tolkien at the house in 1966

LORD of the Rings fans can bag their own hobbit hole in Headington, if they can magic-up £1.25m.

7:18am Saturday 18 February 2017

Shoe shop ledger provides snapshot of historic Oxford

Ducker & Son in Turl Street at the end of last year. Picture Andrew Ffrench

THE leather-bound ledgers at Duckers in Oxford, the city's most famous shoe shop, offer a fascinating snapshot of early 20th century history.

9:31am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Last chance to see Bodleian treasures

TIME is running out for people to visit see an exhibition showing the Bodleian Library’s most precious items.

10:23am Wednesday 8 February 2017

German fighter pilot’s relatives finally paid his shoe bill at Ducker & Son in Oxford

Bob Avery at Ducker & Son. Picture by Denis Kennedy

DESCENDANTS of First World War flying ace Baron von Richthofen settled his shoe bill in Oxford decades after he left it unpaid, it has emerged.

9:15am Tuesday 31 January 2017

Customers wish Ducker & Son couple all the best as they prepare to shut shoe shop for good

Bob Avery looks forward to the future as Ducker & Son is closing. Picture Denis Kennedy

FOR Bob and Isobel Avery, who run Ducker & Son, Oxford's world-famous shoe shop, it has been a long goodbye.

10:42am Saturday 28 January 2017
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