Uncomfortable Oxford Tour (Oxford History Faculty)

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A unique online tour that takes you through the streets of Oxford while discussing Oxford's 'uncomfortable' histories.

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Unfortunately this event is now fully booked. However, please explore the Uncomfortable Oxford website to see what else is on offer.

This digital tour transports you to the streets of Oxford from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Please purchase one ticket for each participant attending the event.

The lovely stone of Oxford colleges come alive in this online experience as you are led by one of our student guides through an interactive map of the city. Each 'stop' will raise conversations about Oxford's imperial history, slave wealth, diversity, and historical memory. Participants will be asked to view the landscape of the city with a critical eye, while learning many of the hidden histories that lie beneath its cobblestones.

Stable internet connection required. The tour will require Zoom, is participatory, and is best experienced on a laptop

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Organiser of Uncomfortable Oxford Tour (Oxford History Faculty)

Curriculum reforms at Prelims, FHS and MSt level are introducing changes to the ways in which we teach modern British History which should be fruitful intellectually and pedagogically. This event is intended to get us to think beyond the administrative headaches. The session will fall into three parts, beginning with a discussion centring on responses to James Vernon's (fairly) recent book: Distant strangers: how Britain became modern (2014).  This will be followed by short presentations from two of our colleagues - William Whyte and Sarah Crook on new research in their respective fields.  We'll then segue into discussion of the pedagogical and intellectual opportunities generated by the new Prelims curriculum and some talk about how we could shape the Modern British History strand of the new MSt in History.

You are welcome just to drop in if you can't attend the whole session.  Information to follow about whether lunch will be provided.  If not, you are welcome to bring your own.

[Image from Wikimedia Commons. John Thompson (1837-1921), 'The street doctor' (1877) http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/]

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