Since the Reformation in the early sixteenth century, Oxford’s community, culture, and cityscape have been repeatedly transformed by moments of religious contest and upheaval. The figures, debates, and conflicts of both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations have been depicted, revised, and retold across the city’s buildings and monuments over the last four centuries.
‘Oxford Re-Formed’, launching on 13 January 2022 on the Museum of Oxford’s Digital Exhibitions website, will tell this extraordinary story. It will explore the visual and material traces of the Reformation in Oxford’s cityscape, showcasing public buildings and monuments, as well as artefacts that are not usually on public display. This exhibition will reveal how religious contest and difference made Oxford a global University and a diverse city.
Curated by Christopher Archibald (Faculty of English, New College), Anna Clark (Faculty of History, St John’s College), Susan Doran (Faculty of History, Jesus College and St Benet’s Hall), Paulina Kewes (Faculty of English, Jesus College), and William Whyte (Faculty of History, St John’s College).
Generously supported by Jesus College Oxford and the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and by the team at the Museum of Oxford.
This event will be taking place from 13 January 2022 at the Museum of Oxford’s Digitial Exhibtions Website (Online).