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Picture of glass panels around a waiting room, with the drawing of the portrait of a woman and some text added to the panels.

Thora Silverthorne: Fighter, Healer, Leader (Part II)

In the first part of our short series on the life of Thora Silverthorne, we …

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Three pictures collated showing a portrait of a woman (centre) and the same woman in a nurse uniform at work (left and right).

Thora Silverthorne: Fighter, Healer, Leader (Part I)

Of all the local heroes who have passed through the city of Oxford, few saved …

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Collage of two pictures showing different views of an indigenous totem pole inside a museum.

The Haida Totem Pole: A First Nations Treasure in Oxford

The second article in our short series delving into the background of items in the …

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Breaking the Prime Directive: The Pitt Rivers Phantoms

Introduction Within the Star Trek universe, humans are bound by the “Prime Directive” which forbids …

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Police files pictures and leaflets showing the face of the same man.

Abraham Lazarus: The Champion of Oxford’s Working Class

Who was Abraham Lazarus? Of the thousands of activists and leaders in the past century …

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Charlie Hutchison: Oxfordshire’s Forgotten Black Anti-Fascist

Born in Oxfordshire, Charlie Hutchison (1918-1993) led an extraordinary life as both a champion of …

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Caricature drawing showing men dressed as templar knights hwith different symbols of death, including a scythe, a skull, and a beheaded head.

Collective punishment and colonial terror: The lessons of Britain’s war in Malaya

Britain’s military policies during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) not only inflicted untold suffering upon the …

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