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My country of birth is Zimbabwe. I have lived in Oxford for more than 20 years and before I moved to Headington in 2005, I lived in Littlemore, Oxford. While I was living in Littlemore I took an adult access course for higher education (HE) and I…

My Memories of the Queen’s visits to Oxford on 2 May 1968 and 5 March 1976.

When the Queen visited the City and University on 2 May 1968, I was a 25 year old graduate who had just been appointed to direct archaeological excavations in advance of…

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This picture shows an old jumper that is falling apart and has most of the colour washed out of it. Even so, I cannot throw it away since it is associated with many happy memories.

I acquired the jumper more than ten years ago when I was…

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This has been in the family for many years and was recently rediscovered. It is believed my father kept it after attending the performance. At the time he was a 17 year old at St Edwards school in Oxford.The bottom of the page on the first image has…

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Oxfordshire school children stage a school strike for climate change after being inspired by Greta Thunberg. This was pre-pandemic, in May, 2019.

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After the Second World War, many British people were encouraged to go to the colonies to work. In 1952, having completed his psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital, my father saw an advertisement for a post at Ingutsheni Mental Hospital in…

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These photos were taken by Lynsey Ford when visitng Oxford in April 2021. They include the Radcliffe Camera, a view of the river and the local wildlife!The Holywell Music Room, on Holywell Street. Holywell Music Room is part of Wadham College.A shot…

Mini Plant Oxford apprentices with the Bullnose Mini they designed and decorated for the procession.
'About Cowley Road Carnival; Organised by Cowley Road Works, the Cowley Road Carnival is the region’s biggest and most celebrated public event held on the first Sunday in July and attended by around 50,000 people each year.  The Carnival is…

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About the picture(s)'Distance' - this was a sign on the weir over the Thames. It shows to me how much everyday life, even the simple act of walking along a path with other people now has to be done under the guidelines.'Smile' - saw this in Iffley…

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ExperienceI am making a point of going out for a walk every day - something I didn't necessarily do pre-lockdown. Most of my walks are around the local streets or parks, but at the weekend I walked into the centre of Oxford, coming in through the…
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