Oxford Guild of Tour Guides

© 2017 by James Holmes

OUR TOUR GUIDES

To book a tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides, please see their details below. All guides offer the popular University and city tours, and many offer specialist or themed tours. Guides who are fluent in other languages have the relevant national flag beneath their photo.


You can filter the results by clicking on the various categories of guiding below.

SUSANNE ADDIS

I have lived in Oxford for 17 years. I am a mother of four children so can relate to adults and young people alike and provide a tour which is fun and interesting for any age.


I am incredibly excited by the history of Oxford, the way its buildings and places tell us stories or people who lived here a long time ago, whose spaces we still share. Being German my viewpoint of the city, its history and life today are sometimes a bit different to someone who spent all their life here. I am a walking tour guide because I just love to share my passion for Oxford with those who come to visit!

Telephone: 07538 768855

Email: Susanne.addis@gmail.com

JESSICA BAUDET

I am Jessica, a french girl who came to Oxford in 2014. I was doing a work experience at the Visitor Information Centre where I am still working when I am not guiding.

I have a technical diploma (BTS) in Tourism and I also have trained as a guide in France. I have been playing theatre for 11 years in France before I moved over. I am a Seasonal Language Guide so I am doing tours of Oxford in French. I am currently training to be a Green Badge Guide.

Telephone: 07925 611459

Email: jessicaoxfordguide@gmail.com

VICTORIA BENTATA AZAZ

I am a graduate of both of Oxford’s universities and have been a guide for over 10 years. I regularly help visitors and locals to enjoy and learn more about Oxford and I am used to guiding for school groups and families as well as for conference participants and VIPs.

 

As well as a general tour, I offer specialised tours including: Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, Lyra’s Oxford, Literature, Science and Medicine, Architecture, Gargoyles and Grotesques, Stained Glass, Civil War and Jewish Heritage. I believe in having fun and will always tailor a tour to your interests, so please get in touch. 

Telephone: 07910 012217

Email: victoriabentata@gmail.com

Website: www.oxfordcitywalks.co.uk 

KATE BILLIMORE

I'm a qualified Oxford Green Badge Guide and enjoy leading general public and private tours around the city, as well as offering specialist tours in Science, Film Sites, Benefactors, the Downton Abbey Era, Basic English and Harry Potter. I also lead tours around the village of Bampton, the location used for filming the village scenes in TV’s Downton Abbey.

A Linguistics graduate and musician, when I'm not leading walking tours, I’m to be found playing viola in various orchestras and conducting a number of local choirs.

Telephone: 07729 887244

Email: topcopykate@btinternet.com

SANDRA BINGHAM

I am an experienced and qualified Green Badge Tour Guide and I really enjoy showing people round glorious Oxford and sharing its colourful history and traditions with visitors of all ages.


I especially love Inspectors Morse, Lewis and of course Endeavour tours where we will discover the locations of murder, mystery and intrigue. Or join me for a tour to see the locations of films with Oxford as backdrop such as Harry Potter, or hear about famous writers such as Lewis Carroll or C.S Lewis.

 

Do check my website for more details. I hope you will leave Oxford with many good memories and will want to come back again

Telephone: 07769 657145

Email: info@oxfordtourguides.co.uk
Website: www.oxfordtourguides.co.uk

HEIDI BOON-RICKARD

I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years and have been fortunate to travel all over the world. I've been a tour guide in the Netherlands and a holiday representative in Turkey. My work has taken me to America, Canada and Australia.

 

I trained as a Green badge guide in Oxford and I love discovering its secrets and sharing them with the groups I guide. As well as the general tour I offer specialist tours including Inspector Morse, Film sites, Harry Potter, Gargoyles and Grotesques, Literary Oxford, Downton Abbey and Bampton, and of course Alice in Wonderland.

Telephone: 07833 176196

Email: Heidi@rickardboon.co.uk

Website: www.walkingtoursofoxford.com

Let me take you on an entertaining, fun and informative walking tour in the historic heart of Oxford. As a qualified Green Badge guide with a passion for storytelling, I will give you the inside story on the university’s traditions and most colourful characters.

You will journey through the gates and inside one of University’s famous colleges. Experience the wonderful atmosphere, learn how the students live and hear humorous stories about past students and their masters.

See first-hand the most iconic buildings – the Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Sheldonian Theatre. And all the time you will be walking in the footsteps of famous authors, film stars, scientists and politicians.

Telephone: 07753 213125

Email: davidcrosby@btinternet.com

Website: www.tourofoxford.co.uk

MARIE-ALICE FRAPPAT

I grew up in the French Alps city of Grenoble (Twinned city of Oxford) and came to England after a University degree in languages and cultural management.  I have lived in Oxford with my husband and three children for over 15 years. 

I have worked for the University of Oxford in concert and events management for many years, and qualified as a City of Oxford Green badge Guide four years ago, and now happily combine guiding with part-time working for the University, Music Faculty.  I specialise in tours in French for school groups and families and also enjoy giving general University and City tours to visitors from around the world.
 

Telephone: 07815 447495

Email: maf.five@ntlworld.com

CHARLES GRAHAM

I've been an Oxford Green Badge guide since 2012, having previously graduated from Cambridge University. Living in Central Oxford for over 30 years, I have an in-depth knowledge of Oxford in Britain's wider history. 

Tours of any length include information of studying in Oxford and tours of the college, how Oxford fits into British and European history, stories of famous past students, and help with maps and directions. ​

Telephone: 01865 552039

Email: charles-graham4@ntlworld.com

JAMIE GRAHAM

I enjoy listening to what’s wanted and then delivering my tours with stories, knowledge, humour and in a light hearted way. My experience in the past 5 years includes walking tours of Oxford, lectures, guiding tours of the Cotswolds and further afield to places such as Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Stratford and Bath. I specialise in theme tours of Downton Abbey.

In addition to being a qualified Oxford guide, I am a London Blue Badge guide and lead walking and coach tours of the City. Before becoming a guide I was a trainer of personal skills for business executives. 

Telephone: 07802 170501 or 0118 9475565

Email: jamie.pulse@btinternet.com

ALAN GRIFFITHS

Retired architect – Blue badge: Heart of England and London – Green Badge: Oxford – Birmingham & Stratford upon Avon 

Telephone: 01789 772786 or 07711 088430

Email: alan@guide-link.co.uk

Website: www.guide-link.co.uk 

LEIGH GUYATT

I have always been interested in the tourism industry and on top of my teaching qualifications I couldn’t resist studying for a Tourism Management degree on arrival in Oxford. My love of Oxford and exploring led me to the Guild of Tour Guides training programme which I completed in 1986. I’ve been guiding on and off ever since and still discover something new every tour which I love sharing with my clients.


I am a Morse, Lewis and Endeavour fan and really enjoy taking these specialist tours. I can also offer Alice and Harry Potter when grisly murders become too much for me.

Telephone: 07990 624 294  or 01865 872765

Email: leigh.guyatt@btinternet.com

JOANNA HAMILTON

Having spent most of my life here, Oxford has been my home since 2005.  The accredited guiding community here is very professional, we all know our ‘stuff’ and we give visitors a ‘tailored’ experience. My particular interests might be the history, literature and architecture of Oxford, but music, horticulture, Morse, Harry Potter and punting feature too.

 

It’s wonderful work to be able to tour the streets of Oxford and share its’ stories, old and new, with interested and interesting visitors from overseas and the UK. It’s our job to inform, entertain and make sure they want to come back.

Telephone: 07768 525537

Email: Joanna@joannahamilton.com

ANNETTA HARVIE

I am Danish. I came to England in 1969 and to Oxford in 1984. I live close to the city centre, and have family links to the University.

I offer tours in English, German, French, and Danish. In addition to the standard University and City tour, I offer specialist tours of Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour.

 

I am also a qualified Blue Badge guide for London. I take groups to Stratford upon Avon, Bath, Hampton Court, Windsor, and can tailor a tour to suit individual wishes.

Telephone: 07845 411264

Email: annettaguide@hotmail.com

ELIZABETH HUDSON EVANS

I have been working as a professional Guide in Oxford for 11years. I was born and brought up in Scotland. Previously I was an actress working mostly in the theatre,including London's West End, but gave it up to bring up my five children. I love Oxford ,and now live nearby in the Cotswolds.


I love guiding and meet so many interesting people from all over the world. I particularly enjoy guiding young people. I am very happy to take prospective students and give them an insight to being a student at Oxford.

Telephone: 07770882002 or 01608 737800

Email: ehudsonevans@hotmail.com

SALLY JENKINS

I studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University, then moved to Oxford, where I trained as a Blue Badge Guide.  I have been guiding in this lovely city for many years, and also work as a tour manager overseas.

I offer tours in French and Spanish as well as English.  In addition to general tours, I offer tours with an emphasis on children’s literature, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien, film sites, science, literature and Inspector Morse.

Telephone: 07990524349 or 07952047732 

Email: sallyoxfordguide@gmail.com

ALASTAIR LACK

I was an undergraduate at University College Oxford where I read history.  I then had a career at the BBC, mainly working for the World Service.  My wife and I moved to Oxford in 2001 when I became Head of Oxford University Alumni Office.

 

I then qualified as a Green Badge Guide for Oxford and the University.  I enjoy leading a variety of walking tours which combine my knowledge of Town and Gown and my enthusiasm for history.   

Telephone: 01865 511326 or 07702 880249

Email: candalack@btopenworld.com

KATE LACK

I am an experienced and qualified walking tour guide for the City of Oxford.  I also have experience of tour managing groups visiting Oxfordshire.

I love to show visitors the beauty and history of the Oxford Colleges and the University and to communicate why I love this city and its history.  I also love to lead Morse, Lewis and Endeavour tours.  They are a fun way to explore the city as portrayed in these enjoyable TV dramas and work well for those celebrating a particular event.   

Telephone: 07528 210563 or 01865 511326

Email: Catherine.lack3@gmail.com

ISOBEL LEWIS

I have been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, starting as a Tour Manager, delivering tours of Europe in the early 1980’s. I have a great passion for history, resulting in my return to guiding. I did my first guiding qualification as a Green Badge Guide for the wonderful city of Oxford in 2005. I have now also qualified as a Blue Badge Guide for the Heart of England region.

 

I have a 12-seater minibus and with my driver, take small groups to the Cotswolds, Stratford and Warwick. My extensive experience in customer service means I enjoy putting my customers at the heart of everything I do.

Telephone: 07976 246967

Email: izzylewis@btopenworld.com

Website: www.exploreoxfordtours.co.uk

BRIAN LOWE

I was born in Watlington, Oxfordshire, and educated at Lord Williams Grammar School, Thame, Oxfordshire.  I spent my professional life as a photographer, firstly in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, followed by a career in industrial, commercial photography & film making in Oxford’s automotive industry, before spending 10 years creating audio-visual presentations,  and finally moving to sales & marketing in the same field.  

 

On retirement I trained as an Oxford Green Badge Guide, and have enjoyed this occupation for the past 11 years. My other interests are local history, reading, walking, photography, seagoing travel and bellringing.

Telephone: 01865 873342

Email: bewol@tiscali.co.uk

DANIELE LUCAS

I trained as a lawyer in the Universities of Brussels and Padua and worked with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Subsequently I taught French at the University of Northumbria. I lived for 8 years in the Far East where I travelled a lot and got interested in guiding, being a guide at the museums of Bangkok and Jakarta.

 

I have a good knowledge of the history of Oxford, enough to make it relevant when I lead groups here. In 1995, I trained as a Blue Badge Guide in Oxford and have been happily guiding here ever since. 

Telephone: 01235 520902 or 07890144268

Email: daniele_lucas@btinternet.com

TABBY LUCAS

I was born and grew up in Oxford and my family roots in the city date back over 100 years. It would be a pleasure to share with you my love of this beautiful university city by designing a tour specially tailored to suit your interests.

As well as being a Green Badge Guide for Oxford I am also a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the Heart of England.  I can take you on a tour of Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon or the enchanting countryside and historic towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Please see my website for further information and ideas.

Telephone: 07722 468109

Email: info@cotswoldandoxfordtours.com

Website: https://cotswoldandoxfordtours.com/

SUSANNAH SALLÉ

I grew up in a village near Oxford, spent all my school years here, and after university studies in Leeds, London, Florence and Montpellier, I returned to my roots!

After ten years in the publishing industry, and with two young children, I decided to go freelance and now dovetail editing and marketing work with tours of Oxford. I get a buzz from sharing ‘my’ city with people from all over the world and of all ages, giving them an insight into its workings and learning new things myself all the time.

Telephone: 07901 525942

Email: susannah.oxfordguide@gmail.com

EDWARD TAYLOR

As an Oxford resident and Green Badge guide I've been welcoming people to the city of dreaming spires for the last three years. I’ve found that exploring the University at a relaxed pace allows everyone to soak up the atmosphere of the famous colleges and gardens, while learning about the traditions, and the fascinating stories of students and fellows, past and present.

Often I lead specialist tours such as the Oxford of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, and the history of science and medicine at the University. I take many student groups but also families, societies, and prospective Oxford students. I like tailoring a tour for the needs of my clients, and usually include a recommendation for the best taverns or restaurants for refreshment afterwards!

Now qualified as a Blue Badge guide for the Heart of England, I enjoy guiding on trips beyond Oxford to the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and many other attractions in the region.

Please click through to my website: taylormadetours.co.uk to find out more about locations to visit and to see what kind of tour I can create for you.

Telephone: 07969 796 545

Email: ejt_@hotmail.com

Website: taylormadetours.co.uk

WILLIAM UNDERHILL

A graduate of Oxford University, I returned to live in the city ten years ago and qualified as a city guide in 2011. 

Although a journalist by background, I am a historian by inclination and have written extensively on a wide range of historical subjects. 

My aim is to provide a lively introduction to the city suitable for visitors of all ages that will entertain as much as inform. 

Telephone: 07802 328956

Email: williamunderhill@gmail.com

Website: www.underhilltours.co.uk

JEAN WARR

I am an experienced multilingual Blue Badge Guide and the author of the Oxford Plaques Guide, a book that highlights the stories behind the city’s myriad plaques.  

 

I delight in showing visitors round Oxford and in helping them discover intriguing details about the city and the University.  Oxford never ceases to enchant and surprise me and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for this beautiful place with the many people who visit it. 

Telephone: 07775 810436

Email: jean.warr@lineone.net

BRIGITTE WHITEHEAD

I am a Green Badge guide (Oxford), a place I have called home since 1987. I have first degrees in History, French and Spanish, a Master’s degree in Theology and a postgraduate teaching qualification from the University of Oxford. Before becoming a teacher I was a police interpreter and worked in PR for Raymond Blanc and at St Anne’s College (Oxford). 

 

I enjoy guiding - Oxford is similar to where I grew up (Salzburg). I am well informed on what is going on in the city. I like nothing more than spending time in the Bodleian Library and so create bespoke tours.

Telephone: 07535 668534

Email: brigittewhitehead@yahoo.co.uk

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