Specialised Walking Tours:

Oxford and Empire

Oxford and Empire

Length: 1.5 hrs    

Uncomfortable Literature

Uncomfortable Literature

Length: 1.5 hrs    

Follow the Money

Follow the Money

2020 SCHEDULE

*Postponed*

Until further Notice

  • 11:00 AM: 

Original Uncomfortable Tour

-> Meeting at Carfax Tower

  • 2:00 PM: (Alternating weekly)

Follow the Money Tour

-> Meeting at Saïd Business School

OR

Uncomfortable Literature Tour

-> Meeting at gates to Christ Church Meadow, St. Aldate's

SATURDAYS:

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  • 11:00 AM: 

Oxford and Empire Tour

-> Meeting in front of the Natural History Museum

  • 2:00 PM: 

Original Uncomfortable Tour

-> Meeting at Carfax Tower

SUNDAYS:

WEDNESDAYS:

  • 2:00 PM: (bi-weekly only)

Original Uncomfortable Tour

-> Meeting at Carfax Tower

WALKING TOURS

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Right now we are not running any 

in-person tours

Try Joining one of our Virtual Tours instead!

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"If this doesn’t get you thinking, nothing will, a brilliant 90 minutes."

- Chris Harvey, Oxford City Council

Meet our guides!

Paula Larsson

Paula is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the history of public health policy in Canada and the experience of Indigenous Peoples and Immigrants.

Olivia Durand

Olivia is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. She researches nineteenth century New Orleans and Odessa as multicultural port cities in expanding settler societies.

Louis Morris

Louis is a DPhil student in history, researching 

identity and otherness in the Holy Roman Empire. A former president of Pembroke College MCR, he campaigns to promote inclusivity in graduate admissions.

Waqas Mirza

Waqas is a DPhil candidate in French and English Literature at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the representation of the mind and consciousness in the arts, bilingualism, poetry and Hip Hop.

Amelia Hart

Amelia is a third year undergraduate student in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford, with particular interests in black history, the legacies of empire and national memory.

Ming Zee Tee

Ming Zee is reading a BA in Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. She is interested in environmental justice, colonial legacy, and the ethics of direct action.

Lunan Zhao

Lunan studied as a visiting undergraduate student in English Literature at the University of Oxford. His research interests include postcolonial thinking, medical humanities, and transcultural studies.

Emerson Murray

Emerson is a recent MPhil graduate from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His research interests

are in the political economy of race.

Harriet Aldrich

Harriet is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her research explores the experiences of Ghanaian exiles in a global context in the period after decolonisation.

Chase Harrison

Chase is a second year MPhil student in Comparative Government at the University of Oxford. He focuses on Mexican political parties and populism.

Frances Enticknap

Frankie is an MSc student at the University of Oxford. She focuses on the provenance, politics, and contested histories of cultural heritage - from archaeological sites to artworks. 

Madeline White

Madeline is an MPhil student the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. She is interested in the use of scientific language and theories on colonized places and populations.

Ariana Zlioba

Ariana is a second year MPhil student in Comparative Government. She focuses on U.S. immigration policy and county-level governance to better understand why some county officials comply with federal immigration directives, while others don’t.

Malak Khalil

Malak is a final-year undergraduate reading English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. She is interested in postcolonial and world literature studies,

in particular Anglophone

Arab writing.

Jessica Still

Jessica is in her first year of the BPhil in Philosophy, a masters program at the University of Oxford. She is particularly drawn to questions within the realms of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion.

Julie Partsch

Julie is a Master student reading African Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on gender and nationalism in subsaharan Africa as well as colonial legacies and continuities.

Cameron Scheijde

Cameron is reading for a Masters in African Studies at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the social psychology of race, identity and higher education in South Africa. His thesis will explore “white fragility” on University campuses post-#RhodesMustFall.

Urvi Khaitan

Urvi is a DPhil Candidate in Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on how gender, class, caste, and empire defined working women's experiences in the South Asian economy during World War II.

Why do we charge for our tours?

Although we started as a student volunteer project, 

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 Ashmolean museum - 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 doesn’t disappear from the Oxford landscape.


Your support helps us to continue working hard

at having a positive impact in Oxford.

Thank you!