Oxford in the Great War | University of Oxford

Oxford in the Great War

Jeremy Allen
14:00 - 16:00
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ

Outside front gates

Gallery tours / talks
Free
Yes
Recommended

Join this fascinating walking tour around Oxford to learn about the city's largely forgotten role in the First World War. Discover how many well-known colleges and public buildings were converted into hospitals and for military use; the desperate plight of Belgian and Serbian refugees arriving in the city; plus the formative experiences of key historical and literary figures, including Siegfried Sassoon, Vera Brittain and T E Lawrence. A poignant trip into an overlooked period in the Oxford story.
The tour will take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, and will be led by Jeremy Allen, writer, from UnderConstruction Theatre.
Meet outside the front gates of the Museum of the History of Science.