'Getting Medieval' tour launch

Saturdays 14 and 28 November

Why is being ‘medieval’ likened to an insult?

Why are we fascinated with the idea of 'horrible histories'?


Modern media has fostered the stereotype that people in the Middle Ages were uniquely backwards, superstitious, violent, dirty, and barbaric. 

Join us on Uncomfortable Oxford's newest tour about medieval Oxford which will cover histories of prejudice and bloodshed, while debunking the myths of 'medieval' times. This immersive online tour will explore long-lasting connections between the past and the present, and discuss how some of the issues and debates are relevant to this day.

The tour will take place online via Zoom using our specially developed virtual tour platform. Currently at the special launch price of £5 per person for November 2020.

Online Public Lectures

A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire: World War Two
Woody Di Wu

This is one of the final lectures in a series meant to provide a brief introduction to the history of the British Empire. Each talk is open to the public and is given by a Doctoral researcher in History at the University of Oxford.

For this lecture, Woody Di Wu will be talking about World War Two, as part of our 'Unmaking Empire' module.

This series is aimed at non-specialist audiences. If you missed the first lectures you can still listen to them in podcast form, here.

Saturday November 14, 2020 - 10:30AM GMT

Upcoming Events

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, we are committed to continuing discussions about uncomfortable history.


The following events are

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