Oxford in the Great War | University of Oxford

Oxford in the Great War

Speaker
Jeremy Allen
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 16:00
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Venue details

Outside front gates

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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.