Postcards from home

🇬🇧 Oxford’s Twin Cities

Oxford International Links works with Oxford City Council to support social, cultural and sporting activities, fostering friendship and partnership with people in our Twin Cities.

We can all benefit through knowledge sharing, exchange of ideas and understanding different cultures and viewpoints with our twinned cities:

🇳🇱 Leiden, The Netherlands

Oxford Leiden Link: http://oxford-leiden.org.uk/

 

🇩🇪 Bonn, Germany

Oxford Bonn Link: https://oxbonnlink.org.uk/

 

🇳🇮 León, Nicaragua

Oxford León Association: https://oxfordleon.home.blog/

 

🇫🇷 Grenoble, France

Oxford Grenoble Association: https://grenoble-oxford.org/

 

🇵🇱 Wrocław, Poland

Oxford Polish Association: https://opaoxford.org/

 

🇵🇸 Ramallah, Palestine

Oxford Ramallah Twinning: https://www.oxford-ramallah.org/twinninglink.html

 

🇮🇹 Padua, Italy

Oxford Padova Link: https://www.facebook.com/OxfordPadovaLink

My city, your city: Postcards from home is a way to connect using hand-written messages in contrast with more common digital messaging.

Oxford has seven Twin Cities, with academic, business and social links throughout the globe. This captivating project of cultural connections uses postcards from people in Oxford’s Twin Cities to share the essence of these vibrant destinations.

Part of IF Oxford: with 100 events across the city of Oxford and beyond, there are thousands of ways for you to connect with science, ideas, places and people.

Sponsored by law firm Mills & Reeve and supported by Oxford City Council

 

Send a postcard

Why not send your own postcard today to people living in one of Oxford’s Twin Cities?

Come and visit the exhibition in the Oxford Covered Market, 6-29 October 2023, now EXTENDED TO JANUARY 2024! and see messages from across the globe. Choose one of the postcards (options below), write a friendly message in return, address it to one of the twinned cities and we will send it onwards for you, just put it in the exhibition postbox. This project is governed by the IF Oxford contributions policy. Alternatively, you can use the Royal Mail postbox in the Covered Market in the usual way.

This is free, but you can donate to IF Oxford at any time: if-oxford.com/donate

 

Connect with Oxford’s twin cities:

If you have an idea for a project with one of Oxford’s twin cities, why not get in touch with one of the link groups and start making connections. You can also contact InternationalLinks@oxford.gov.uk for more information.

 

St Martin’s Tower, popularly called “Carfax Tower”, at the centre of Oxford

St Martin’s Tower, popularly called “Carfax Tower”, at the centre of Oxford on the day of proclamation for King Charles III

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford: Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library to Christ Church and the Town Hall

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford: Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Library to Christ Church and the Town Hall

Looking north along Oxford Canal Roving Bridge at Isis Lock

Looking north along Oxford Canal Roving Bridge at Isis Lock

New College Oxford at night after Evensong

New College Oxford at night after Evensong

Here, below, is an unedited collection of postcards received from Oxford’s Twin Cities that formed part of the 2023 Postcards from Home project. All postcards were sent and received in the spirit of friendship, to build and strengthen bridges between people and communities inhabiting diverse neighbourhoods across the world. What can we learn about ourselves through the privilege of seeing the lives of others?