Oxford in the Great War: Sunday 29th May, 2-4pm
Join this fascinating walking tour around Oxford to learn about the city’s largely forgotten role in the First World War. Discover how many well known colleges and public buildings were converted into hospitals and for military use; the desperate plight of Belgian and Serbian refugees arriving in the city; plus the formative experiences of key historical and literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain and T E Lawrence. A poignant trip into an overlooked period in the Oxford story.
The tour will be led by Jeremy Allen, writer, from UnderConstruction Theatre using research gathered alongside volunteers from the University Museum’s Service as part of an Oxford City Culture Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund supported “Oxford in the Great War” project in collaboration with the Museum of the History of Science, following on from our show While They’re Away. in 2015.
The event is free, but please book a place here as numbers are limited.
Meet outside the front gates of the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ.