The city of Oxford itself provides a plethora of cultural and historical attractions and activities for the aspiring student. The rich environment of the university population has nurtured the arts in many forms, from plays to museums to music to art and more. All of these cultural treasures are set against the backdrop of Oxford's inspiring architecture and redolent in the history that can be seen and experienced throughout the town.
However, at the same time students should not plan to float along on the wonders of intellectual fervor for the entirety of their time in Oxford. It is also a busy, sophisticated town with much to offer in the way of shopping, restaurants, and trendy hot spots. Oxford can also boast an impressive array of science, technology, and business centers. Once again a legacy of the university, Oxford tends to draw and keep some of the best and brightest and the business culture there expresses that as much as the arts.