The Oxford Times

The Oxford Times is a weekly newspaper, published each Thursday in Oxford, England. Originally a broadsheet, it switched to the compact format in 2008. The paper 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
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TypeWeekly newspaper
EditorGary Lawrence
HeadquartersNewspaper House, Osney Mead, Oxford
WebsiteThe Oxford Times

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


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

In 1922, T.E. Lawrence (known as 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.

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 compact style. Until 24 October 2008 the paper was published each Friday.

The Oxford Times circulation fell from 26,262 in 2006[5] to 20,537 in January 2008.[1]

In 2011 Editor Derek Holmes left Newsquest after his post was made redundant. Oxford Mail editor Simon O'Neill added the responsibility to his role under a new job title of Group editor.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Newspaper Report for the publication:- Oxford Times". The Newspaper Society. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
  2. ^ Awards 2004, Newspaper Awards UK
  3. ^ Awards 2005, Newspaper Awards UK
  4. ^ Awards 2007, Newspaper Awards UK
  5. ^ "Details about the Oxford Times". Archived from the original on 10 March 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  6. ^ Helen Lambourne, "Editor leaves group in cost-cutting restructure", Hold the Front Page, 19 April 2011

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