Museum of Oxford to host fundraising events

Published: Tuesday, 27th February 2018

The Museum of Oxford is inviting residents to attend three events to help raise money towards the Museum of Oxford redevelopment.

The events, which are taking place from the end of February and throughout March offer residents the opportunity to explore Oxford’s history whilst raising money for the Museum of Oxford redevelopment.

Town and Gown by Mark Davies: Wednesday 28 February, 6pm-7pm at the Museum of Oxford.

Oxford’s Town & Gown riots can be traced back to 1209. This talk will explore the en masse fleeing of the city’s scholars and the representation of Bargemen who were prominent in the riots in novels. Doors will open at 5.45pm. Tickets cost £4 with a booking fee

Vintage Map Sale: Saturday 3 March, 10.30am-1pm, at the Old Museum in the Museum of Oxford.

This free to attend event will give you the chance to buy old and historical maps of Oxford, including maps from the early 20 century. The prices of maps will range from £15 to £150.

John Henry Brookes the man who inspired a University by Bryan Brown: Thursday 22 March, 6pm-7pm, at the Museum of Oxford.
Join local historian and author, Bryan Brown for his talk on the life of John Henry Brookes. The talk will cover his early life and influences, his career as a craftsman, and the evolution of Headington campus to Oxford Brookes University. Doors will open at 5.45pm. Tickets cost £4 with a booking fee.

 

Proceeds from all three events will go towards the Museum of Oxford redevelopment.

The transformation, called Oxford’s Hidden Histories, will tell the story of Oxford, the people and communities within it.

The project will see the Old Museum, which was closed in 2011, transformed to create a new, purpose-built space with the capacity to increase the number of exhibits from 286 to 750.

Work is hoping to start in 2018, with the opening of the new Museum of Oxford taking place in 2020.

 

Councillor Dee Sinclair, Board Member for Culture and Communities said: “All three events explore different areas of Oxford’s history. From the maps which document Oxford’s physical transformation, to the historical Town and Gown conflicts, and the life of John Henry Brookes who inspired Oxford Brookes University.

The Museum of Oxford having been hosting a range of exciting events of the last few months to raise money for the Museum of Oxford redevelopment and these upcoming events are just as fascinating”

 

Find out more information about Oxford’s Hidden Histories at www.oxfordhiddenhistories.org