Christmas in the Medieval University | University of Oxford

Christmas in the Medieval University

Speaker
Professor M J Toswell (University of Western Ontario)
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Required

Many medieval monarchs enjoyed visiting and staying in Oxford during the festive season. King John in 1205 and Henry III in 1265 and 1266 celebrated Christmas at Oxford Castle and Osney Abbey. Hear about their festivals of misrule and the customs of medieval Oxford’s scholars and masters.