Oxford is a city both in Lyra's World and in our world. Oxford is located in the United Kingdom in the south. Many Gyptians live in Oxford as well as many townspeople, college children not to mention the teachers and servants at the colleges like Jordan College.
Lyra lived in Oxford almost all her life with Pantalaimon and her friends. Lyra loved to play games with her friends from the colleges, her best friend was a kitchen boy from Jordan College, his name was Roger, and Lyra would play games, explore and even go climbing on the roof with him until the Gobblers stole him and Lyra was forced away from Jordan college and her dear Oxford.