Olive Gibbs Talk

olive gibbs in 1965 on being appointed sheriff of oxford

Learn more about Olive Gibbs with local historian Liz Woolley.

Olive Gibbs was born in the 'tough but full-blooded' parish of St Thomas's in West Oxford one hundred years ago. She went on to become one of the most prominent and well-loved figures in 20th-century Oxford, a local Labour politician who was instrumental in preventing an inner relief road being built across Christ Church Meadow, in the demolition of the infamous Cutteslowe walls, and in saving Jericho from slum clearance. She was an active peace campaigner, one of the founding members of CND and its national chair in the mid-1960s. Local historian Liz Woolley will tell us more about Olive's extraordinary life. An exhibition "Olive Gibbs, Oxford Labour politician and peace campaigner, Oxford born and bred" is touring throughout 2018 and will be at  Oxford Brookes University (the Gibbs Building) from 10 to 23 September, St Barnabas Church from 1 October to 3 November, and Cutteslowe Community Centre from 5 to 30 November. The exhibition is free and open during normal venue opening hours.

Members: £10 Non-members: £15 

Booking is essential.


Humanities & Identities

Audience: Open to all