Both fun and thoughtful - our tours highlight uncomfortable histories and create discussion about overlooked topics in the traditional narratives about the city.

Uncomfortable Oxford - General Tour

Our general tour - provides an overview of:

imperialism, gender, inequality, and memorialisation.

Meeting Point

Length

Accessibility

Prices:

Adults

Student/Seniors

Child

Be advised of uneven pavement and cobblestones

1. 5 hours

In front of Carfax Tower

£13.00

£9.00

£6.00

Saturdays at 2:00PM

Uncomfortable Money Tour

Explore the ethical issues surrounding financial donations to Oxford, and discuss wealth and inequality.

Meeting Point

Duration

Accessibility

Prices:

Adults

Student/Seniors

Child

Be advised of uneven pavement and cobblestones

1.5 hours

In front of the Said Business School

£13.00

£9.00

£6.00

Saturdays at 3:00PM

Oxford and Empire Tour

Explore the complex relationship between Oxford and the British Empire.

Meeting Point

Duration

Accessibility

Prices:

Adults

Student/Seniors

Child

Be advised of uneven pavement and cobblestones

1.5 hours

In front of the Natural History Museum

£13.00

£9.00

£6.00

Sundays at 2:00PM

Uncomfortable Literature Tour

Compare the imagined Oxford with its uncomfortable realities.

Meeting Point

Duration

Accessibility

Prices:

Adults

Student/Seniors

Child

Be advised of uneven pavement and cobblestones

1.5 hours

At the entrance gate to Christ Church Meadow on St. Aldates

£13.00

£9.00

£6.00

Sundays at 3:00PM

GROUP Tours

All our tours can be booked privately (for small or for large groups).

Please contact us for more information

Group bookings cost £100 for up to 15 people.

Meet our guides!

Paula Larsson
Amelia Hart
Harriet Aldrich
Olivia Durand
Ming Zee Tee
Aditi Agrawal
Louis Morris
Waqas Mirza
Chelsea Haith

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 a number of reasons:

1. To be able to pay our guides a good wage 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 the project 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!

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