New Tour Launch: Unnatual Histories

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.

On Tour Development: From "Curiosity and Colonialism" to "Unnatural Histories"

On Tour Development: From Curiosity and Colonialism to Unnatural Histories 

As we launch a new tour of Oxford’s Natural History Museum, we reflect on lessons learnt from exploring the dark side of curiosity.

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Uncomfortable York: Cocoa History and Global Connections

York’s chocolate industry is central to the city’s modern history and tourism. However, a critical look at the networks that shaped cocoa trade bring forward conversations about race, exploitation and colonialism.

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Passing Reality Checkpoint: Welcome to Uncomfortable Cambridge

For the last three years, Uncomfortable Oxford has been bringing the neglected and contentious histories …

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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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Writing Oxford Otherwise

Where in Oxford can we get a t-shirt with Dambudzo Marechera’s face on it? Sure, …

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Writers Make Worlds in Oxford and beyond

In 2017 Professor of World Literature in the Oxford Faculty of English Elleke Boehmer and …

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Rethinking Tomorrow’s ‘Oxford Heads’ : call-out to artists!

Let’s re-think who gets displayed in the public space. Looking out over a significant public …

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The Uncomfortable Beginnings….

It all started at IF 2018. The Uncomfortable Oxford Project began with the humble plan …

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