Past Online Events



Discussion Groups



Public engagement is our core focus, check out some of our past events below:


Past Events


November 18, 2021

These are not ordinary women

Researcher Urvi Khaitan gave a talk on the intersection between empire, famine, labour, and gender in India during the Second World War.

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March 24, 2021

Discollecting the Museum

Uncomfortable Oxford held an interactive virtual tour of Pitt Rivers Museum, focusing on modes of (dis)collecting, display, and critical analysis of the museum space.

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March 8, 2020

International Women's Day 2020 with OSARCC and OUSU

For International Women's Day 2020, we teamed up with the Oxford Rape Crisis Centre and the Student Union to offer a free walking tour focusing of histories of women in Oxford and women that made history.


Learn about OSARCC's work

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November 23, 2019

Death at Tea Time - Discussion Cafe

As part of the Being Human Festival 2019, we ran 'Death at Teatime' event in collaboration with the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.


Being Human Festival

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August 14, 2019

Film Viewing: The Apology

On International Memorial Day for Japanese Military 'Comfort Women', join us for a movie screening of an award-winning film tracing the lives of three survivors in their complex experiences, trauma, and fights for justice.


Follow the movement here.


May 04-26th, 2019

'Uncomfortable Oxford' Display - Uncomfortable Histories Exhibition

UnOx contributed a display to the 'Uncomfortable Histories - Artistic Responses' Exhibition hosted at the Backlit Gallery in Nottingham from May 04-26th.

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January 31, 2019


Teaching Public History

As part of is mandate to continue facilitating public outreach and engagement, UnOx hosted an open workshop on 'Teaching Public History'.


Led by directors Olivia & Paula


October 28, 2021

Black History Month Lecture

Dr. Tracey Johnson talked about 'Building Black Arts Demos': a presentation on the life of African American sculptor, Augusta Savage, and her role in developing Black Arts Education in New York City. 

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March 4, 2021

Imperial Feminisms: Women and the British Empire

An interactive talk with Uncomfortable Oxford and FemThinkDo exploring the entanglements between empire-making and the feminist movement, including the story of Makereti.


Learn more about FemThinkDo

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February 28, 2020

Weston Library Lates: Talking Maps

The Weston Library

We hosted three stalls that highlighted how we place ourselves in the world and different approaches to mapping.

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October 18-28, 2019

Ideas Festival - Literary Tour Launch

Uncomfortable Oxford participated in the Ideas Festival this past October to launch our brand new Uncomfortable Literature Tour.


Learn more about IF Oxford


July 03, 2019

Divest & Decolonise - Alternative Open Days Tour

In collaboration with the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC), UnOx ran a free 'Protest' tour calling for university divestment.


For more on OCJC, click here.


March 07, 2019

'Feminine Foundations' - Women's History Tour of Oxford

To celebrate International Women's Day, UnOx ran a free walking tour highlighting women's history in Oxford.


Led by directors Olivia & Paula

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May 13, 2021

Politics and Protest in 20th c. Oxford: The Remarkable Life of Olive Gibbs

Local Oxfordshire historian Liz Woolley gave a talk on the life and legacy of Olive Gibbs, former Lord Mayor of Oxford

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October 1-31, 2020

IF Festival 2020

Uncomfortable Scavenger Hunts

Throughout the festival, we developed 5 self-guided Uncomfortable Scavenger Hunts of Oxford's neighbourhoods, highlighting their rich histories and local initiatives.

Ressources still available on this page.


Learn about IF Oxford


November 30, 2019

Activism in Oxford - Discussion Cafe

In collaboration with Common Ground, our first Discussion Cafe showcased 'Activism in Oxford', hightlighting the history of activism in the city and university, while meeting modern activists still fighting for change. 

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Past Discussion Cafes

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October 18, 2019

Mackinder's Uncomfortable Legacy

Uncomfortable Oxford teamed up with the School of Geography for a special lecture on Halford Mackinder, given by expert Gerry Kearns.


Missed it? Watch it here!


June 22, 2019

Windrush Day - Uncomfortable Object Talks at the Ashmolean

UnOx ran 'Uncomfortable Object' talks at the Ashmolean Museum as part of the Windrush Day events.


Talks given by Paula Larsson


March 09, 2019

Children's Tour:

Oxford Hub Branch Up Program

In collaboration with the Oxford Hub, UnOx ran a special children's tour tour for children participating in the Branch Up Program.

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Learn more about Branch Up