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Parks Road is a road in
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, with several
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colleges along its route. It runs north–south from the
Banbury Road Banbury Road is a major arterial road in Oxford, England, running from St Giles' Street, Oxford, St Giles' at the south end, north towards Banbury through the leafy suburb of North Oxford and Summertown, Oxford, Summertown, with its local shoppin ...
and
Norham Gardens __NOTOC__ Norham Gardens is a residential road in central North Oxford North Oxford is a suburban part of the city of Oxford in England. It was owned for many centuries largely by St John's College, Oxford and many of the area's Victoria ...
at the northern end, where it continues into
Bradmore Road Bradmore Road is a residential road in North Oxford, England. At the northern end of the road is a junction with Norham Road and at the southern end is a junction with Norham Gardens, with the University Parks opposite. Halfway along the roa ...
, to the junction with
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Broad Street
, Holywell Street and
Catte Street Catte Street is a historic street in central Oxford Oxford () is a city in England. It is the county town In the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) ...
to the south. At the northern end, the road runs alongside the
University Parks The Oxford University Parks, commonly referred to locally as the University Parks, or just The Parks, is a large parkland area slightly northeast of the city centre in Oxford, England. The park is bounded to the east by the River Cherwell, though ...
, hence its name. Opposite the Parks is the former home of the Irish novelist
Joyce Cary Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary (7 December 1888 – 29 March 1957) was an Anglo-Irish people, Anglo-Irish novelist and colonial official. Early life and education Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary was born in his grand-parents' home, above the Belfast Bank i ...
, who lived here at 12 Parks Road with his family from 1920 until his death in 1957. This is now recorded with a blue plaque. The road adjoins
South Parks Road Linacre College from the corner of South Parks Road and St Cross Road. South Parks Road is a road in Oxford, England. It runs east–west past the main Science Area, Oxford, Science Area of the University of Oxford. Many of the university sci ...
to the east about halfway along. Parks Road, South Parks Road and the Parks surround the main
Science Area The Oxford University Science Area in Oxford, England, is where most of the science departments at the University of Oxford are located. Overview The main part of the Science Area is located to the south of the University Parks and to the north ...

Science Area
of the
University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the List of oldest universit ...
. The
Clarendon Laboratory The Clarendon Laboratory, located on Parks Road within the Science Area in Oxford, England (not to be confused with the Clarendon Building, also in Oxford), is part of the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Department of Physics at Ox ...

Clarendon Laboratory
(
physics Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its Elementary particle, fundamental constituents, its Motion (physics), motion and behavior through Spacetime, space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. "Physical scie ...

physics
), Department of Engineering Science (including the dominating 1960s
Thom Building The surname Thom is of Scotland, Scottish origin, from the city of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (historic), Aberdeenshire and Angus, Scotland, Angus, and is a sept of the Clan MacThomas. Thom is also a first name variant of the abbreviation "Tom (given ...
) and the Department of Materials are all on Parks Road in the main science area. The
Oxford University Computing Laboratory The Department of Computer Science is the computer science Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information, algorithms and the architectures of its computation as well as practical techniques for their application. ...
is opposite the Parks on the corner with
Keble Road Keble Road is a short road running east–west in central Oxford, England. To the west is the southern end of the Banbury Road with St Giles' Church, Oxford, St Giles' Church opposite. To the east is Parks Road with the University Parks opposit ...
. Both
Keble College Keble College () is one of the Colleges of the University of Oxford, constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its main buildings are on Parks Road, opposite the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University Museum ...

Keble College
(south of Keble Road and north of
Museum Road Museum Road is a short road in central Oxford, England. It leads to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Radcliffe Science Library at its eastern end where it meets Parks Road. At its west end is a junction with Blackhall Road ...

Museum Road
) and
Wadham College Wadham College () is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making ...

Wadham College
have their main entrances on Parks Road, while St John's College and
Trinity College Trinity College may refer to: Australia * Trinity Anglican College, an Anglican Church of Australia, Anglican coeducational primary and secondary school in , New South Wales * Trinity Catholic College, Auburn, a coeducational school in the inner-w ...

Trinity College
each back onto it. The garden of
Rhodes House Rhodes House is a building part of the University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest universit ...

Rhodes House
has an entrance on Parks Road. In December 2018 it was announced that the proposed new graduate college of the University, Parks College, opening in September 2020, will be located on Parks Road, after which it is named. The
Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, sometimes known simply as the Oxford University Museum or OUMNH, is a museum A museum ( ; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is a building or institution that cares for and displays a co ...

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
is on the east side of Parks Road opposite Keble College. Just to the south on the corner with South Parks Road is the
Radcliffe Science Library The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the main teaching and research science Science () is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge Knowledge is a familiarity or awareness, of someone or something, such as facts ...
. The right hand half of the grass area in front of the museum has a large basement reading room for the library underneath it. At the southern end are the
Weston Library The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library () is the main research library A research library is a library A library is a collection of materials, books or media that are easily accessible for use and not ...
, opened in 2015 after being transformed internally from the 20th-century
New Bodleian Library The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library () is the main research library A research library is a library A library is a collection of materials, books or media that are easily accessible for use and not ...

New Bodleian Library
building, on the corner with Broad Street to the west and the King's Arms public house on the corner with Holywell Street to the east. The road was formerly known as Park Street.


Gallery

File:Parks road next broad street.jpg, The southern end of Parks Road, looking south with the
New Bodleian Library The Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library () is the main research library A research library is a library A library is a collection of materials, books or media that are easily accessible for use and not ...

New Bodleian Library
on the right, and the
Clarendon Building The Clarendon Building is an early 18th-century neoclassical Neoclassical or neo-classical may refer to: * Neoclassicism or New Classicism, any of a number of movements in the fine arts, literature, theatre, music, language, and architecture beg ...
and in the background. File:Keble College Chapel from Parks Road.JPG,
Keble College Keble College () is one of the Colleges of the University of Oxford, constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its main buildings are on Parks Road, opposite the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University Museum ...

Keble College
Chapel from Parks Road, at the junction with
Keble Road Keble Road is a short road running east–west in central Oxford, England. To the west is the southern end of the Banbury Road with St Giles' Church, Oxford, St Giles' Church opposite. To the east is Parks Road with the University Parks opposit ...
. File:Oxf-uni-mus-nh.jpg, The front of the
Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Oxford University Museum of Natural History, sometimes known simply as the Oxford University Museum or OUMNH, is a museum A museum ( ; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is a building or institution that cares for and displays a co ...

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
on Parks Road. File:Wadh5.jpg,
Wadham College Wadham College () is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making ...

Wadham College
main entrance on Parks Road. File:King's Arms, Oxford.JPG, The King's Arms at the southern end of Parks Road. File:Beecroft Bldg Oxford.jpg, The
Beecroft Building The Beecroft Building is one of the buildings forming part of the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Department of Physics, University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The Beecroft Building is immediately in front of the Lindemann Building ...
of the
Oxford University Department of Physics The Department of Physics at the University of Oxford is located on Parks Road in Oxford, England. The department consists of multiple buildings and sub-departments including the Clarendon Laboratory, Denys Wilkinson's building, Dobson Square ...
, opened in 2018.


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Virtual Tour of Oxford
including Parks Road {{Coord, 51.75896, N, 1.25699, W, source:placeopedia, display=title Streets in Oxford Museum districts in the United Kingdom Keble College, Oxford St John's College, Oxford Trinity College, Oxford Wadham College, Oxford Rhodes House Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford Department of Physics, University of Oxford Reuben College, Oxford