From Dreaming Spires to Screeching Tyres: Exploring Oxford’s Place in the History of “Joyriding" | University of Oxford

From Dreaming Spires to Screeching Tyres: Exploring Oxford’s Place in the History of “Joyriding"

Speaker
Professor Sean O'Connell, Professor of Modern British and Irish Social History at Queen's University, Belfast
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Pembroke College
St Aldate's
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1DW
Venue details

The Pichette Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Please join us for a special lecture by Professor Sean O'Connell, Professor of Modern British and Irish Social History at Queen's University, Belfast.

This event is free and open to all. Please register for a place via Eventbrite.

Professor O'Connell will address the national and international attention Oxford received in the 1990s due to 'joyriding'. Making use of oral history interviews, Professor O'Connell situates the city in a longer history of 'joyriding', traceable to the early 20th century.