The most-read post over the lifetime of the blog is the second one below, on Hitler's not having bombed Oxford.
That was a reason that the late Stephen Hawking (see memorial comments below) advanced, at the opening of his book of essays (Black Holes and Baby Universes, 1994), for his parents' having moved from London to Oxford just before he was born. He said:
I was born in Oxford, even though my parents were living in London. This was because Oxford was a good place to be born during World War II: The Germans had an agreement that they would not bomb Oxford and Cambridge, in return for the British not bombing Heidelberg and Göttingen.Here are the ten most-read posts in this blog during the past month.
|ARMS: Lincoln College, Oxford (Updated March 28, 2018)
Apr 9, 2017
|HITLER: Why Didn't He Bomb Oxford? (25K Views, Mar...
Jun 8, 2013, 3 comments
|OXFORD IN FICTION: Top Six Fictional Colleges (Upd...
Jul 2, 2016
|NEWARK BOYS CHORUS | Will Sing on April 5, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
|HERALDRY: OXFORD SUPERLINK
Nov 22, 2015
|OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE DINNER | New York City's 85th, April 5, 2018
Mar 15, 2018
|BIRTHDAYS | Oxonians, April 2018
Mar 17, 2018
|STEPHEN HAWKING, R.I.P. | Selected Obituaries, Lin...
Mar 15, 2018
|COLLEGE ARMS: Oxford Shop (Updated Sept. 24, 2016)...
May 13, 2016
|COATS OF ARMS | Talk to OUS London on Monday, April 5, 2018
Mar 20, 2018