UnderConstruction Theatre’s World War One Walking Tour of Oxford

Operating theatre, 3rd Southern Hospital, Oxford dated 1915-16.

L0025824 Operating theatre, 3rd Southern Hospital, Oxford dated 1915-16. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images | images@wellcome.ac.uk | http://wellcomeimages.org. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

UnderConstruction Theatre’s World War One Walking Tour of Oxford

In partnership with the Museum of the History of Science.

Listen to this fascinating audio walking tour to learn about Oxford’s largely forgotten role in the first global conflict of the 20th Century. 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.

Running time approx. 90-110 minutes depending on pace.

If you wish to join others on the walking tour led by Jeremy Allen you can join us on Sunday 3 July, where the tour will leave outside the front gates of the Museum at 2pm. Free tickets can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-in-the-great-war-walking-tour-tickets-26169614020?aff=erelexpmlt

Recorded and edited by Glide Digital, www.glidedigital.co.uk

Audio Walking Tour [36Mb mp3 file].  Suitable for all mobile devices, smartphones, and music players.  To download, right click and select ‘Save Link As’.

WW1 Walking Tour Locations and Description [72Kb pdf file]

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This project was made possible by funding from the Oxford City Council Culture Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
UnderConstruction’s mission is to revitalise forgotten, neglected and underused sites using storytelling, performance and multi-media to explore where historical and fictional worlds meet and to celebrate the stories and history that make places, people and communities special.

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