Headington is one of the district centres of Oxford, England. The Headington Shark is a sculpture situated at 2 New High Street Headington, Oxford, England, depicting a shark embedded head-first in Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It lies on top of Headington Hill overlooking the city in the river valley below. Headington Hill is a hill in the east of Oxford, England, in the suburb of Headington. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, The Thames ( is a major River flowing through southern England. The life of the large residential area congregates around London Road, the main thoroughfare from London to Oxford. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
The site of Headington shows evidence of continued occupation from the Stone Age, as the 2001 field excavations in Barton Lane found, suggesting a date in the 11th century BC. The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric time period during which Humans widely used stone for toolmaking Pottery was found on the Manor Ground, suggesting an Iron Age settlement there in the 600s BC. The Manor Ground was a football stadium in Oxford, England, that was the home of Oxford United This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age for the mythological Iron Age see Ages of Man. A Roman kiln from around 300, now on display at the Museum of Oxford, and Anglo-Saxon burial remains from c.500 have also been discovered. The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial Kilns are thermally insulated chambers or Ovens in which controlled temperature regimes are produced Events By place Roman Empire The Franks penetrate into what is now northern Belgium (approximate date The Museum of Oxford covers the history of the City and University of Oxford, England. For their language see Anglo-Saxon language. Anglo-Saxon is the term usually used to describe the invading Tribes in the south Circa (often abbreviated c, ca, ca or cca and sometimes Italicized to show it is Latin) means "about" Events By Place Europe Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon
The name "Headington" stems from Saxon times, and comes from "Hedena's dun", "Hedena's hill", when it was the site of a palace or hunting lodge of the Kings of Mercia. The Saxons or Saxon people were a Confederation of Old Germanic tribes. A palace is a grand residence especially the home of a Head of state or some other high-ranking Public figure. The Kingdom of Mercia was an important state in the English Midlands from the 6th century to the 10th. In a charter of 1004, Ethelred II of England, "written at the royal ville called Headan dune", gave land in Headington to Frideswide's priory, which included the quarry and the area around it. A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified Ethelred II ( c. 968 – 23 April 1016 also known as Æthelred II, Aethelred II, Ethelred the Unready, Æthelred the Unready The priory of St Frideswide Oxford was established as a Priory of Augustinian Regular canons, in 1122. A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or Minerals are extracted
Headington developed rapidly in the early 20th century, significant amounts of housing developed around the medieval village, now known as Old Headington. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on In 1927, it became an urban district separate from the Headington Rural District and, in 1929, it was added to the city of Oxford. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of Local government district that covered an Urbanised area Headington was a Rural district in Oxfordshire, England from 1894 to 1932 based on the Headington Rural sanitary district. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire,  In 2002, a re-warding of the City created a ward called Headington representing both sides of the London Road, from Bury Knowle Park to Headley Way, with two elected representatives. The first councillors for this ward were David Rundle (2002-) and Stephen Tall (2002-). Stephen Joseph Tall (born 19 March, 1977 in Epsom, Surrey) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the City of Oxford
Headington's main employers are medicine, education, and research; it has a large and growing population. In the centre of Headington are a number of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and other services. The area also contains the main campus of Oxford Brookes University, and the city's main hospitals, including the John Radcliffe and Churchill. Oxford Brookes University is a public University in Oxford, England. The John Radcliffe Hospital is a large tertiary teaching hospital in Oxford, England. Oxford United were originally known as Headington United and their home ground until 2001, the Manor Ground (now demolished), had its main entrance on London Road. For the Northern Irish football club see Oxford United Stars F The Manor Ground was a football stadium in Oxford, England, that was the home of Oxford United
The most famous landmark is The Headington Shark sculpture. The Headington Shark is a sculpture situated at 2 New High Street Headington, Oxford, England, depicting a shark embedded head-first in The area contains a number of green spaces including Headington Hill and Bury Knowle parks. Headington Hill is a hill in the east of Oxford, England, in the suburb of Headington. Close by is Shotover Hill, a heath and woodland area with views over Oxfordshire, and listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. See also Shotover River, New Zealand Shotover is a hill and forest in Oxfordshire, England. Heaths are Shrubland habitats characterised by open low growing woody Vegetation, found on mainly infertile Acidic soils History See also History of Oxfordshire The county of Oxfordshire was formed in the early years of the 10th century and is broadly situated in the A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a Conservation designation denoting a Protected area in the United Kingdom. In contrast, the Warneford Meadow a wild grassland, bought in 1918 by public subscription for the adjacent Warneford Hospital is presently being considered for development. Warneford Meadow is an area of 20 Acres of natural Grassland immediately south-east of the Warneford Hospital, in Headington, East Oxford Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, lived at 76 Sandfield Road in Headington, from 1953 until 1968. The Lord of the Rings is an epic Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, also lived in the district until his death in 1963 at "The Kilns". Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963 Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lewis is buried at Holy Trinity Church at Headington Quarry. A more recent famous resident (as of 2001) was John Simpson, senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. John (Andrew Simpson (born 13 October, 1953, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is a British lexicographer and senior editor of the Oxford The Oxford English Dictionary ( OED) published by the Oxford University Press (OUP is a comprehensive Dictionary of the English A number of Oxford academics have decamped to Headington over the years, preferring it to North Oxford where most dons lived. They include Lord Krebs, David Marquand and Anthony Kenny. John Richard Krebs Baron Krebs FRS (born April 11, 1945, Sheffield) is a world leader in Zoology and more specifically bird behaviour David Ian Marquand FBA (born 20 September 1934) is a British academic and former Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP Sir Anthony John Patrick Kenny FBA (born 16 March 1931 in Liverpool) is an English Philosopher whose interests lie Sir Isaiah Berlin, the historian A. Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM (6 June 1909 &ndash 5 November 1997 was a philosopher and historian of ideas regarded as one of the leading liberal thinkers of the twentieth century B. Emden, Lord Elton and John Johnson (the University Printer) were also among them. Godfrey Elton 1st Baron Elton ( 29 March 1892 - 18 April 1973) was a British historian John de Monins Johnson (1882 &ndash 1956 was an English papyrologist, printer of the Oxford English Dictionary, and collector Others included music producer Adam Lee, the author Elizabeth Bowen, Robert Maxwell and Lord Nuffield (William Morris). Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (7 June 1899 &ndash 22 February 1973 was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer Ian Robert Maxwell MC ( June 10, 1923 – November 5, 1991) was a Czechoslovakian born British Media proprietor William Richard Morris 1st Viscount Nuffield GBE CH ( 10 October 1877 &ndash 22 August 1963) was the founder of the Brian Aldiss, the science fiction writer, lives in Old Headington. Brian Wilson Aldiss, '''OBE''', (born August 18, 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England) is a prolific English Emma Watson,Hermione Granger from Harry Potter films currently is a resident of Headington which she stays with her mother and her younger brother as her parents are divorced.