One general issue is that Oxford is a City attracting millions of visitors each year. Accommodation is therefore expensive and can be hard to find. This applies both to hotel rooms and apartments or houses used by longer term visitors. So book early. If you are looking for an apartment then making a reservation a year in advance is highly desirable. A good place to start looking for accommodation is via www.oxfordcity.co.uk. There are no kosher hotels in Oxford.
There is also a very wide range of vegetarian food available in Oxford and content labelling laws are very strict. Even some very orthodox British Jews will eat such items. If you plan to spend a period in England it is worth getting a copy of the Really Jewish Food Guide (from www.kosher.org.uk).
Otherwise members drive to one of the major Jewish areas of North West London (Golders Green, Hendon, Edgware) where there are numerous kosher shops and restaurants. This takes about an hour by car. Without a car, the journey involves a train or bus to London and then a tube (subway) ride contact:
Oxford Bus Company 395 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 2DJ. Tel: 01865 785400
National Express Tel: 0990 808080
The Oxford Tube Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2RY. Tel: 01865 772250
Stagecoach Oxford Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2RY. Tel: 01865 772250
Kosher evening meals - term time