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The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, in a Grade 1 listed building, is well worth a visit. It may not be as large and comprehensive as the Natural History museum in London, but it is nonetheless crammed with all manner of dinosaur fossils, geological specimens and a fine collection of insects, some of them still crawling (but housed in a display case!) The tower of the building is home to a number of swifts and these can be seen darting around the outside of the tower. There are dinosaur footprints stretching across the lawn, and of course the Giant Redwood with its prehistoric air seems an entirely appropriate adornment to this fine building.

Nearby is the University Parks as well as Keble College, whose entrance and covered alleyway (Porter's Lodge) have an air of 19th Century college life about them.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Height Girth Date Measured
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
SP 51419 06913 232ft
35.7m 3.58m July 2006
Girth was measured at 1.5 metres from ground

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