Arts in Jericho

Since the days of the pre-Raphaelites, Jericho has been a focal point for artistic activity - for painters, writers and more recently TV production.

May 1913 — Nervous commissionaire waits for Jericho kids at the Saturday matinee

Phoenix still flying high

Published - Jun 03 2012

Share your memories

Clare Cochrane with Ted Harris of Combe Road, always a mine of Jericho information.

Opening the heart of Jericho

Published - Dec 03 2011

Clare Cochrane reports on her project to stimulate Jericho stories and memories

Tenniel's original illustration of the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland

Jericho through the looking glass

Published - May 02 2010

Links with Lewis Carroll

Big bang in Nelson Street

Published - Nov 03 2007

Explosive production

Lyra aboard a canal boat

The Bohemian Republic of Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2006

Philip Pullman on a place made to human measure.

Portrait of the artist. Behind Jim Wright, looking up Jericho Street in the early 1960s, is what was then Tomes’ grocery store (now flats). “They sold everything there, but you had to chase out the rats”.

Making memories

Published - Sep 03 2005

Cine record of the evolution of Jericho

Lyra on a canal boat

Exploring Lyra’s Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2004

Lucy Sholl talks to Philip Pullman who uses Jericho as a setting in his series of best-selling fantasy novels

Kevin Whately (Sergeant Lewis, left) and John Thaw (Inspector Morse, centre) during the filming of The Dead of Jericho.

Inspector Morse in Jericho

Published - Jun 02 2003

Lucy Sholl recalls Combe Road’s starring role in the historic TV series.

In Jericho

Published - Jan 05 2003

A poem

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy in Jericho

Published - Jun 05 2002

Clement Shaw on Jericho's role in Jude the Obscure

Phoenix Picture House in 1998

A new face for the Phoenix

Published - Nov 01 1998

After months shrouded in scaffolding, the Phoenix has finally re-emerged.

Jericho churns out the write stuff

Published - Jan 02 1996

Writing is one of Jericho's growth industries. As well as having one of the world's most famous publishers we also have more than our share of authors.

Did you know?

Margaret Thatcher used to live here?

In her Oxford days, she lived at 12 Richmond Road. It is alleged she shared the house with two red-hot communists who lived on a diet of sausages. This may account for her later views on socialists and known dislike of sausages.

How religious we are?

In the 2001 Census, some 50% of Jericho residents said they were Christian, 2.2% Muslim, 1.9% Buddhist and 1.2% professed other religions, while 34% of people said they had no religion. In Oxford as a whole the proportion with no religion was 24%.


Network Rail drop-in session

Wed 30 May - 3.00 pm

Jericho Community Centre

Jericho Street Fair 2018

Sat 09 Jun - 12.00 pm

Canal Street

My Jericho - coffee, cake and conversation

Principal of Somerville Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon

Wednesday 11 July - 5:45 PM

Somerville College

JCA monthly meeting

Monday 11 June - 8:00 PM

Community Centre

St Sepulchre’s Garden Group

Tuesday 12 June - 10:00 AM

St. Sepulchre's cemetary

A little litterpick

Saturday 7 July - 10:00 AM

Jericho Community Centre