Updated: Aug 26, 2019
The Uncomfortable Oxford Project began with the humble plan of running a walking tour in Oxford that engaged with imperialism, colonialism, and inequality within the city. Paula and Olivia met in the summer of 2018, at the TORCH-run Public Engagement with Research summer school. They both studied history and were keenly interested in aspects of empire and its modern legacies. It seemed like the perfect idea - two history students could run walking tours about empire within a city that has long held a prominent position in the perpetuation of colonialism across the globe.