QUINTESSENTIAL Oxford came to life yesterday as many took to the city’s rivers and parks to bask in the hot summer sun.

Our photographer Ed Nix captured one of many groups punting along the River Cherwell as temperatures soared.

Sadly, that's about it for this week – today is set to be overcast with temperatures peaking at 17 degrees Celcius, and it will stay cloudy for the rest of the week.

Roll on July...