Black Oxford Untold Stories Virtual Walking Tours

5 August 2020

On any university walking or sightseeing tour you can hear about the history of the colleges, and the famous alumni – Oscar Wilde, Percy Shelly,  C.S.Lewis, Bill Clinton, and Margaret Thatcher – to name a few, but what about its black scholars?

Black Oxford Untold Stories launches four themed virtual walking tours.

A visual and immersive journey through the cobbled streets of the city.  The opportunity to visit several colleges to hear about the University’s black scholars, all from the comfort of your home.

Tour 1: General tour    Tuesday 18th August 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

This tour takes you on a journey around the streets and colleges of the University city and features a variety of scholars from politicians to a priest.

Tour  2: The University’s first black pioneers Sunday 23rd August 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm

This tour visits the colleges of the black pioneers from the first black scholar in 1873 to the first black Rhodes scholar in 1907.

Tour 3: Women at Oxford  Tuesday 25th August 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Women entered the University in 1879 but only awarded their degrees in 1920. ​This tour features the first African woman to achieve a degree and some of the women who followed in her footsteps.

Tour 4: Africans at Oxford  Sunday 30th August 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Africa has a long tradition of sending its sons and daughter to Oxford, starting with the first black scholar from Sierra Leone.  This tour follows the path of several Africans who came to the University, studied, and succeeded.

All tours are 90 minutes in duration. Costs: £10.00 per person for each tour.

Booking details at http://www.blackoxford.netExperience a new perspective on the traditional image and narrative about the University of Oxford.