Events on 1st Jan 1970

Events for 1st Jan 1970

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  • Architecture Town Hall 18

    Inside Oxford Town Hall

    • Date: 9th February 2019
    • Location: Gift Shop, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
    • Cost: £4/£4.50/£5

    Tour for the 09/02/19 booking through Eventbrite

    Join the Museum of Oxford as we take you on a tour around Oxford’s magnificent Town Hall. You will visit the Medieval Cellar, the Council's Court Room and the Council Chamber, plus more*. This is a unique opportunity to see the 'other' side of Oxford's history - you've seen the Gown, why not take a look at the Town? 

    All money raised through our tours goes towards the development of the new Museum of Oxford.

    We know the cost of this ticket is more than the advertised price, however using this fantastic booking website comes at a cost. We are passing on the handling fee so that you have the choice to book in advance and avoid disappointment on the day.

    Once booked, please meet your guide and member of staff in the Micro-Museum situated within the Gallery in the Town Hall. Please print off your ticket if you can. If not, do please be prepared to show a form of identification. 

    * the rooms visited on the tour are all subject to availability. The town hall is used for lots of different functions, so we can't always get everywhere we'd like to! 

    These tours are suitable for adults. Although nearly all areas of the Town Hall are fully accessible for wheel chair users, please note that there are only steps down to the Medieval Cellar. 

    We also offer tours for groups, please email [email protected] or telephone 01865 252417 with your enquiry.

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  • A photograph portrait of Professor Patricia Daley

    Making Home in the Mother Country -The Everyday Lived Experiences of Windrush Migrants by Professor Patricia Daley

    • Date: 9th February 2019
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall, Long Room
    • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
    • Cost: FREE

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    Professor Daley will explore how Caribbean migrants of the Windrush generation constructed "home" on the island of Britain in a country that they thought they had prior knowledge and some familiarity. Making "home" will be considered in the decoration of the living spaces, through the sociality of family,  friends, and the wider black community, as well as attachment to the towns and cities in which people settled.

    Professor Daley is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa at the University of Oxford.

    Doors open at 1.30pm for refreshments.

    Please note that this event is now fully booked.

     

  • a magnifying glass with micro museum written on it. In he glass part is a ship, the empire windrush.

    Micro-Museum

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 23rd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    While the Museum of Oxford’s galleries are undergoing a major re-development, visit our small but perfectly formed ‘Micro-Museum’! The only gallery dedicated to the history of the City, this temporary exhibition in the Town Hall Gallery holds as many of our objects as we could fit in and also includes a community created display that will change throughout the year, featuring the Windrush Years - Next Generations until 23 March 2019.

    Please note, the Micro-Museum is not open on Sundays.

  • Line drawing of the ship, Empire Windrush

    The Windrush Years - Next Generations

    • Date: 6th October 2018 - 23rd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Visit our first community exhibition in the Micro-Museum. See our Caribbean living room exhibition and find out about the experiences of the Windrush with the voices of local people and costumes from BK LUWO. Created in partnership with ACHKI (Afrikan Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative) and BK LUWO.

    This exhibition will be available Mondays to Saturdays.

    Key facts about the HMT Empire Windrush:

    • British troopship anchored at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 21 June 1948
    • It was 500ft and 3inches long
    • On 21 June 1948, the Empire Windrush carried 1,027 passengers
    • More than half on board stated their last country of residence was Jamaica
  • a photograph of the hilt of a iron sword.

    Undiscovered Oxford - Family Trail

    • Date: 9th February 2019 - 22nd March 2019
    • Every day
    • Location: Gallery, Museum of Oxford
    • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Discover 8 things you might not know about Oxford!

    This family trail can be picked up from the Micro-Museum in the Gallery. It will be available Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays).