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Walking Tours of Oxford

Our tours are written and researched by academic experts. They ask questions that provoke new ways of seeing the city landscape and its history. All tours last aproximately 1.5hrs.

 

We recommend first-time participants begin with our signature Original Uncomfortable Tour™, running weekly!

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The Original Uncomfortable Tour™

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The perfect introductory tour of Oxford, this tour engages with the politics of memory in the city and university.

 

It covers histories of empire, inequality, and race, class, and gender discrimination, highlighting how these legacies have an enduring impact on our modern lives.

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Tour Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17

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Specialised Tours

History of Medicine Tour

Both uncomfortable and fascinating, this tour asks questions about the lasting impact of disease and the way in which imperialism, conflict, and inequality have helped shape the development of modern medicine.

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Hidden Histories Tour

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This guided journey around Oxford will go back in time to explore the many ways women have historically experienced the urban space, uncover how masculinities have shaped and been shaped by the university, and highlight queer experiences in the city.

Oxford and Empire Tour

This tour contextualises the historical ties between Oxford and the British Empire, exploring how Oxford University was shaped by the imperial project and how its graduates went on to gain powerful positions in the Empire.

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Follow the Money Tour

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This is a student-led tour that highlights the University of Oxford’s relationship with contentious sources of revenue. It explores controversial funding sources that give their name to buildings like the Said Business School and the Sackler library.

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

Tickets can be cancelled or rescheduled up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour time. Any adjustments after this will be made at the company's discretion.

PRIVATE BOOKINGS

Private bookings for small and large groups available -Either book online or send us a message!

All tours can be booked privately for the date and time of your choosing. See full price list.

Madeline

Madeline

DPhil History

Olana Peters

Olana Peters

MPhil History

Anja Segmuller

Anja Segmuller

BA History

Callum Friend

Callum Friend

MPhil Political Theory

Devika

Devika

MPhil Modern South Asian Studies

Julie Partsch

Julie Partsch

DPhil History

Urvi Khaitan

Urvi Khaitan

DPhil History

Louis Morris

Louis Morris

PhD History

Ffion Hughes

Ffion Hughes

MPhil History

Nikunj Agarwal

Nikunj Agarwal

MSt Public Policy

Malak Khalil

Malak Khalil

BA English Language and Literature

Cameron Scheijde

Cameron Scheijde

MPhil African Studies

Georgia Lin

Georgia Lin

MSt Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Why do we charge for our tours?

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Since 2019, Uncomfortable Oxford has grown into a Social Enterprise!

We did this for three reasons:

1. To be able to pay our guides for all the hard work they do.

 

Our guides are university students and are dedicated to delivering good and well researched content. We want to reward them for their time and the quality of the work they accomplish with us.

 

2. To ensure we can run free public events throughout the year.

We charge an individual fee for tours, but we also run many free events during the year with partner institutions - such as the Oxford museums, or the Festival of Ideas - and with the local community.

 

3. To ensure we are sustainable and have a lasting impact.

 

It takes a lot of time to do the research for our content and create our partnerships. This enables us to grow in quality and impact. The project must be self-sustaining to ensure it does not disappear from the Oxford landscape.


Your support helps us to continue working hard

at having a positive impact in Oxford.

Thank you!