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.

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Sir Arthur Evans: Knossos, Myth & Reality

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

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From Cowley Road to the Classroom: The Power of Local History

As a fairly recent arrival to Oxford, if I had been asked what made the …

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Remembering Ann Crotchley, a Victim of Oxford’s Unsafe Streets

Content warning: sexual assault, violence against women On the night of Thursday 6 December 1827, …

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Review: ‘Between making and knowing something’ by Mariana Castillo Deball

This is a review of Mariana Castillo Deball’s 2020 exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. The …

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The Whip: Revisiting Slavery and Capitalism through Shakespearean drama

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest production, The Whip, offers a thoughtful interpretation of the complex …

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Capitalism and Slavery: The View to and from Oxford

A review of a lecture on 31 October 2019 by Professor Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor …

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Beyond the Body: A portrait of autopsy

An exhibition review by Amy Holguin, Uncomfortable Oxford Guides Manager The first thing that struck …

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Seeing ‘Below the Spires’

Review of a photo exhibition organised by the charity Homeless Oxfordshire hosted by the Jam …

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A Different Kind of Blue Plaque

The blue plaque project is one that has taken hold across the UK, first in …

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