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.

Haunted York and the Ghosts of Empire

Ghost Stories of York and the Haunting of Empire

Ghost tourism is big business in York, but is there a way for it to tackle the spectres of the city’s imperial past?

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Local Hero, Global Antihero? Captain Cook's Legacy in North Yorkshire

Captain Cook: Yorkshire Hero, Global Antihero

Venture beyond York to understand the legacy of one of North Yorkshire’s most famous sons, Captain James Cook

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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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Anne Lister: Lesbian Icon or Enemy of the Working Class?

In the historic city of York, tucked away off the busy shopping street of Goodramgate, …

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Picture of a medieval looking street today with shops and pedestrians.

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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