Arthur Liddell, being a dean at the University of Oxford, often invited his undergraduates for tea until such time that one of his undergraduates, Angus Bumby, soon became obsessed with his eldest daughter, Lizzie Liddell. Bumby started to make advances towards Lizzie and "claimed [she had] captured his heart." In disgust, she told her father to never invite him for tea again.
After the fire
On November 5, 1863, a fire was started within the Liddell household that left Arthur's youngest daughter, Alice Liddell, as one of the survivors of the incident. However, she received severe third-degree burns during her escape, and the whole event left her traumatized. She was taken to Littlemore Infirmary to recover from her burns for a year and was then transferred to Rutledge Asylum in London to treat her broken mental state.
The only times that Oxford was seen in-game is during the opening scene of American McGee's Alice, where Alice's family home is burnt down by a mysterious fire, killing her family, and during animated cutscenes of Madness Returns.
The town is also ripe with beautiful examples of classic English architecture – demonstrated by the design of the Liddell house.