Oxfordshire is a county in South East England, to the north west of London. Major towns and cities in Oxfordshire include Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Witney, Thame, Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Harwell, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames. Oxfordshire has the largest concentration of research and development activity in Western Europe. Harwell Oxford Campus, part of Science Vale Oxford UK, is being developed as a world-class centre for science, innovation and enterprise. Milton Park is of the UK’s foremost science communities, housing companies ranging from start-ups to global organisations with particular strengths in the biotechnology and ICT sectors. Education and tourism are major employers in Oxfordshire. Tourist attractions in Oxfordshire include the stunning city of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Henley-on-Thames, Bicester Shopping village and numerous attractive towns dotted along the river Thames.
Famous people born in Oxfordshire: Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister and Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist