Sara Fletcher

Profile updated 28/09/23

Regional Qualification(s):

City of Oxford Green Badge



Phone Number(s):

07967 122704

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My name is Sara. I am an historian with a passion for the stories of people from the past, waterways and boats, art and literature. My love of Oxford began when I studied at Brasenose College, one of the 39 University colleges. I enjoy spending time here; staying on my narrowboat in Jericho, a vibrant suburb that extends along the Oxford Canal.

Come on a tour and let me share with you Oxford’s fascinating tales and curiosities. My special interests include: the city’s art and architecture; ghosts and grizzly events; Harry Potter; Colin Dexter’s Morse; Oxford’s poets and writers; science and medicine; crime, punishment and policing through time; civil wars and world wars; Oxford's waterways; and the story of women in Oxford.

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

My special subject at University was Medieval Book. I am enthralled by the artwork in illuminated manuscripts and the statues and stained glass windows in churches and cathedrals. I am also particularly fond of pre-Raphaelite art and the Arts and Crafts movement.


I am an experienced History and English teacher. I have designed tours and resources to support pupils prepare for their GCSE and A-Level History exams. There is nothing more memorable hearing the stories of the past where it actually happened.
Oxford is an ideal location to bring literature for young people to life. Tours open up the worlds created by authors such as JK Rowling (Harry Potter), Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), CS Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia), JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit) and Phillip Pullman (His Dark Materials).

Churches & Cathedrals

England has a complex and intriguing religious history. There are many churches and a cathedral in Oxford; these buildings tell the story of this fascinating and often tumultuous past, in art and architecture. I am accredited to guide in Christ Church, one of Oxford's 39 colleges, and the site of Oxford's cathedral.


As a child I was transported to the fantastic worlds created by authors like Lewis Carroll, C S Lewis and JRR Tolkien. I have loved poetry and literature ever since. In my poetry and literature tours I celebrate the work and links to Oxford of many writers including: Oscar Wilde, WH Auden, CS Lewis, Evelyn Waugh, Dorothy Sayers, Matthew Arnold, JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Phillip Pullman, Vera Britten and Sir John Betjeman.

Walking Tours

Come on a tour and let me share with you Oxford’s fascinating tales and curiosities. My special interests include: the city’s art, architecture and stained-glass windows; Oxford’s writers, their literature and poetry; the Inklings and the lives and writings of Tolkien and CS Lewis; the development of science and medicine as well as crime, punishment and policing through time; Oxford at the time of war; Colin Dexter's Morse and the story of women in Oxford.

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