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The Oxford Times
Type Weekly newspaper
Format tabloid
Owner Newsquest
Editor Derek Holmes
Founded 1862
Language English
Headquarters Newspaper House, Osney Mead, Oxford
Circulation 20,537[1]
Official website The Oxford Times

The Oxford Times is a weekly newspaper, published each Thursday in Oxford, England. It is published from a large production facility at Osney Mead, west Oxford, and is owned by Newsquest, the UK subsidiary of US-based Gannett Company.

The Oxford Times has a number of colour supplements. Oxfordshire Limited Edition, is included with the first edition of each month. There is also a monthly In Business supplement.

The Oxford Times has several sister publications:

  • The Herald Series - a set of weekly tabloid newspapers covering Abingdon, Wantage, Wallingford and Didcot.
  • Witney Gazette - a weekly tabloid newspaper covering Witney and Carterton.
  • Bicester Advertiser - a weekly tabloid newspaper covering Bicester.
  • Banbury Cake - a free weekly tabloid newspaper for the Banbury area.
  • The Oxford Star - a free weekly tabloid newspaper established in 1976;
  • The Oxford Mail - a daily tabloid newspaper published Monday to Saturday founded in 1928.


The Oxford Times was founded in 1862 as a weekly broadsheet.

The Oxford Times has won a number of national awards including Regional Weekly Newspaper of the Year in 2004,[2] 2005,[3] and 2007.[4]

In March 2008 the paper changed to tabloid or "compact" style [5] Until 24th October 2008 the paper was published each Friday.

The Oxford Times circulation fell from 26,262 in 2006[6] to 20,537 in January 2008.[1]

In 1922 Lawrence of Arabia commissioned The Oxford Times to typeset and print an advance private edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. This is known as the "1922 Edition" or the "Oxford Text" of Seven Pillars.


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