“Can you help the Museum of Oxford to tell the story of the city through objects?
The Museum is calling on the people of Oxford to contribute to its upcoming exhibition, 40 Years, 40 Objects: Celebrating the Stories of a City and its People. To take part, all you need is an object, document or photograph which is important to you and has a connection to Oxford from the last 40 years. From a sporting trophy to a hat worn on May Day… it can be anything at all!
Just bring your object to The Old Museum and tell us about it. A team of Museum staff and volunteers will record your story and digitise your object. Your object will be digitised while you wait and returned to you on the day and the digital version will be shared with visitors to the Museum’s galleries and users online.”
12th July, 11.00am Talk by Tom Hassall: The first Westgate Excavation: the Greyfriars and the Westgate of the City Part of Oxford Castle Archaeology Day – supporting the Festival of Archaeology (Learn what was found under the car park!)
Dustbin Dig! – 26th July 2015 Hands on activities & family fun. Secret Garden, Oxford Castle 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm
Oxford Open Doors 12th – 13th September, all day across the city. The annual opportunity to get behind closed doors across the city – do something different, learn something new!
More details will be available from the OPT website in due course.
Arts Festival Oxford 20 June – 5 July 2015 includes a Medieval History day on Saturday 27 June. This is not free – a day pass costs £15 – but the day promises ” …. events and activities running all day, from archery and falconry, to wood carving and stone masonry, Robin Hood storytelling and tours of the Oxford Castle, there’ll be plenty for you to get involved with!”