Oxfordshire and the British Empire

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Overview

This day school is an opportunity to learn and also to share stories about the links between the local history of Oxfordshire and the British empire. Oxfordshire was connected to the empire through its institutions and people, and their involvement in slavery, trading, settlement and exploration. These links are visible in many ways including country houses and architecture, family trees, Oxford’s museums and the University of Oxford. The cultural history of Oxfordshire is deeply imprinted with global connections and we will consider these connections and their legacies for the present.  There will also be the chance to handle cups, mugs and tea-time objects which tell a story relating to empire. 

At the end of the study day we now plan to take participants to the Ashmoloan Museum to see the exhibition, Nice Cup of Tea.

 

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Programme details

9.15am            Registration

9.30am            Oxford and empire

                        Professor Ashley Jackson,

                        King’s College London                                    

10.45am          Oxfordshire and South Asia

                        Dr Priya Atwal

                        King’s College London

11.30am         Coffee/tea

12.00noon      Oxfordshire and the West Indies

                       Elisabeth Grass

                       Oxford University                      

12.45pm         Lunch

1.45pm           A Nice Cup of Tea: a community project examining the

                       links between our everyday cuppa and the legacies of 

                       empire 

                       Dr Myfanwy Lloyd and Angeli Vaid,

                       Oxford                                            

2.30pm          Tea/coffee

3.00pm           Roundtable Discussion with Myfanwy Lloyd and Angeli     

                       Vaid, Elisabeth Grass, Priya Atwal, Yasmin Khan and Ashley

                       Jackson.

4.00pm        Course disperses

 

At the end of the study day we now plan to take participants to the Ashmoloan Museum to see the exhibition, Nice Cup of Tea.

 

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