Oxford City Centre is accessible from Diamond via public transport (approx 1hr) or taxi. If you are able to spare some time during your visit to take in the sights, we highly reccommend it and have provided some information for you below;
The City itself has plenty to see and do (not all of it is Academic!). There is plenty of inspiration for sightseeing at www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com.
Coming highly recommended from Diamond staff is the Turf Tavern, the location where, according to legend, Bill Clinton "did not inhale" (that is, if you can find it among the twisty streets!). Meanwhile, for those wanting a taste of British eccentricity, then the Headington Shark is among the more bizarre things to visit in Oxford. It was described by the owner as "Untitled 1986", by Oxford City Council as "a danger to the public", and by The Times as a "splendid lark". Finally, if nothing else takes your fancy, there's always the option to act out your favourite scenes from Harry Potter throughout the City.
The city centre is very compact and it is possible to do most of your exploring on foot. Buses are available, however they come with a warning: at peak times it's often quicker to walk! Many residents choose to travel by bike, so do keep an eye out for fanatical cyclists zipping out at junctions. The City is flat and easy to get around, so a bike is often a good choice. They can be rented from numerous locations.
For those looking for something less strenuous, then walking tours, bus tours and boat tours are all available, see www.oxfordcityguide.com for a list of what you can do.