Uncomfortable Oxford Tours

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These free tours aims to raise awareness of ‘uncomfortable’ events in Oxford’s history, encouraging discussion about historical legacies which have a lasting impact on the modern environment of the city and University. Topics covered include imperialism, inequality, slavery, gender history, religious diversity, violence, and memorialisation.

The tour will be run by PhD students from the University of Oxford. The tour will depart from in front of Carfax Tower, Queen Street (look for the guide holding an ‘Uncomfortable Oxford’ sign).

Find out more about Uncomfortable Oxford.

Due to the nature of this event if you have any questions about accessibility we recommend getting in touch directly with the organiser.

Uncomfortable Oxford Tours are part of the 'Secret City Series' hosted by TORCH, as partners of the Being Human Festival. For more information on the other events in this series, please follow the links below:


This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 14–23 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.

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