Video: Exploring Oxford’s Greatest Treasures

I’m in England, filming a new show about Oxford and Cambridge. My goal this week is to get footage that will help our public television viewers decide which of England’s great university towns is best for their itinerary. (On a short trip, you shouldn’t visit both…that’s redundant. Do one or the other, and save time in your itinerary for something entirely different — like hiking through the Cotswold villages or exploring the castles of North Wales.)

In this clip, we’re filming in Oxford’s Weston Library, where the venerable Bodleian Libraries display their greatest treasures.

Cambridge and Oxford have a wonderful centuries-long competition as England’s top two universities. Tomorrow, we’ll be showing off Cambridge’s remarkable answer to this room of iconic treasures. What’s your favorite: Oxford or Cambridge?

This is Day 83 of my “100 Days in Europe” series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences across Europe. Still to come: England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and more. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.