"in Oxford, drifting out through the Meadows to the Isis"

The Isis is the traditional name for the part of the River Thames which flows through the city of Oxford.

The Meadows is a reference to Christ Church Meadow, a large green open space in central Oxford which is owned by Christ Church (one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford).

Part of the meadow is used for grazing cattle and part of it is given over to sports fields. At its southeast corner are the University boathouses which are on an island at the confluence of the Isis and the River Cherwell. Christ Church Meadow is open to the public every day between 8.00 a.m. and dusk.


Christ Church Meadow, south of Merton College
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeChrist Church Meadow in the vicinity of Merton College, Oxford - Credit: Ozeye


The Isis and University of Oxford Boathouses (2007)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Isis and University of Oxford Boathouses (2007) - Credit: Nigel Cox

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