Iffley History Society

October 2020
For the time being our talks have moved online (to Zoom).
If you are a current member of the Society, but did not receive an invitation to the inaugural online talk on 20 October, it is probably because we don’t have an uptodate email for you. Please do get in touch!

Below are some online sites and sources for local historians seeking safe yet stimulating ways of continuing and deepening their interest.

Facebook groups which can lead to conversations too! Remembering Rose Hill through the Ages,Nostalgic Oxford and Surrounding Area,  History of Oxford, Blessed Edmund Campion, Cowley Works – Employees Past and Present

British Museum Online lets us all see the Anglo-Saxon Brooch – was it lost by one of the original settlers who gave the village its name? (If only we knew what they meant.) BM also has some sketches of Iffley Mill and an early nineteenth century view of the church.
This last can be contrasted with another view from c1801 on the British Library website.

Oxford University Images despite the name, the stock is not limited to “Gown” views – type in Iffley for some good views of past days down at Iffley lock. (Looking is free – but the images are for sale.)

Oxford on Film: From Attic to Archive has a couple of films on Oxford in the 1940s and 1930s.

A series youtube videos gives us glimpses of Oxford and its development via some of its buildings.

 Julian Munby on the Architecture of New College

 Judith Curthoys on  the Architecture of Christ Church College

 Mike Riordan on the Architecture of Queen’s College

William Whyte on the Architecture of Keble College

Liz Woolley on the Jam Factory

Geoffrey Tyack on the Architecture of St Catherine’s College

William Whyte on the Architecture of the Mathematical Institute