Join us for a unique tour of the Natural History Museum in Oxford! We'll explore how human influence and selective choice shape the narrative of natural history museums, offering an 'unnatural' perspective on their historical and ideological foundations.


The Hidden History of Oxford’s Jewish Community

An unassuming memorial stone near the entrance to the Oxford Botanic Garden marks the site …

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Jewish History in York: The Pogrom at Clifford’s Tower

In 2016 York was granted the title ‘City of Sanctuary’ to celebrate the city’s ‘efforts …

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Part of a statuary human bust with a bull's head.

Sir Arthur Evans: Knossos, Myth & Reality

Review of the exhibition ‘Knossos: Myths & Reality’ at the Ashmolean (10 February -30 July …

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Humanoid face carving in stone

Afterlives of the Town: Politics of Burial and Personhood in Oxford

Oxford, Not University During our Uncomfortable Oxford tours, we focus a fair bit on the …

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Mosaic image showing a man in armour on a horse.

Alexander the Great in Skopje: an “up yours” to Greece?

Since Macedonian independence in 1991, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, Greece has contested the country’s …

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Picture of a victorian-gothic chapel made of red and yellow bricks.

A Day for All Souls? Remembering the Middle Ages Today

Surrounded by the patriotic paraphernalia of wreaths and poppies, the blazing memorials to Guy Fawkes, …

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Drawing of a statue framed by two columns shaped like several smaller statues

Rhodes is not a Colossus

Rhodes wanted to be a colossus, and was described as such; yet his legacy, and …

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Museum gallery lines with white statues on both sides, with benches in the middle. The White Lie: Questioning the Legacy of ‘Whitewashing’ Ancient Sculpture

The White Lie: Questioning the Legacy of ‘Whitewashing’ Ancient Sculpture

Greek and Roman sculpture has always been considered a paradigm of art through the centuries. …

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A golden toilet gleams in a wood paneled room.

A Tale of Two Toilets

The story of two toilets and their relationship to Oxford. At first glance, there’s not …

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