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On the record: Looking back at HMP Oxford

On the record: Looking back at HMP Oxford

Oxford Prison eventually closed its doors as a prison in 1996 and remained closed until 2006 when it opened up as a hotel and attraction. In his latest post, former Oxford Police Detective Paul Kyberd shares an aerial view of the prison he remembers…

Macbeth: Meet the Director!

Macbeth: Meet the Director!

Macbeth begins at Oxford Castle Unlocked on Monday 31 July, presented by Siege Theatre. We spoke with show Director Michael Speight about his creative process, how he chose Macbeth as this year’s production and why Oxford Castle is such a great venue to enjoy theatre.

Macbeth: Meet the Cast

Macbeth: Meet the Cast

The final show in the Oxford Shakespeare Festival line-up is almost upon us as Siege Theatre presents Macbeth on the Oxford Castle Unlocked castleyard stage! We spoke with cast member Joseph Hartshorn to find out more about the show, his character and his most memorable stage moments…

Twelfth Night and The Tempest: Meet the Directors!

Twelfth Night and The Tempest: Meet the Directors!

BMH’s incredible production of Twelfth Night and The Tempest is on in the Castleyard! We spoke with the play’s two directors, Cate Nunn and Alex Coke, to find out why these two plays go so well together and what they’re most excited about their audience seeing…

On the Record: The Black Assize

On the Record: The Black Assize

The old county court in Oxford is the site of one of the most infamous events in the castle’s history. In the latest edition of our ‘On the Record’ blog series, Paul Kyberd reminisces about his experiences in Oxford’s courthouses in his role as an Oxfordshire Police Detective!

On the Record: The Queen’s in Oxford

On the Record: The Queen’s in Oxford

Current tour guide and former police detective Paul Kyberd shares another of his memorable stories from his work for Oxfordshire Constabulary. In this blog, Paul shares a particularly memorable time when the Queen visited Oxford.

Oxford Castle: The birthplace of the Legends of King Arthur

Oxford Castle: The birthplace of the Legends of King Arthur

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword receives its UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square this evening. But where did the legends of King Arthur really begin? Geoffrey of Monmouth is known to be the first to write down the legends of King Arthur and he did so right here at Oxford Castle!