Talk to mark 100 years since Oxford Town Hall used as World War One hospital

Published: Tuesday, 3rd November 2015

A talk about life in medieval Oxford will take place in Town Hall this week to mark 100 years since the building was used as a World War One hospital.

Oxford Town Hall, in St Aldate’s, specialised in treating soldiers who were suffering from malaria during the conflict.

In the evenings, the recovering soldiers were entertained by talks that took place in the building’s Court Room.

These talks started around the end of 1915.

To mark the 100th anniversary, there will be a talk on Thursday (5 November 2015) from 4pm.

Michelle Bayne-Jardine, from the University of Oxford, will discuss life in medieval Oxford and some of the colourful mayors who ran the city in the same Court Room.

The event has been organised by MoOFs (Museum of Oxford Friends), which is supported by Oxford City Council and works to promote the Museum of Oxford.