On any university walking or sightseeing tour, you can hear about the history of the colleges, and the famous alumni – Oscar Wilde, Percy Shelly, Bill Clinton, C.S.Lewis, and Margaret Thatcher – to name a few, but what about its black scholars?
The University of Oxford had many black students from America and the Commonwealth pass through its esteemed colleges throughout history.
This personalised curated 90 minute visual and immersive journey takes you through the cobbled streets of the city to hear about the university's black scholars, from the first pioneers, Christian Frederick Cole, the first black scholar. Kofoworola Moore, the first woman to achieve a degree, Alain LeRoy Locke, the first Rhodes scholar, with many more scholars featured, all from the comfort of your home.
All tours are 90 minutes in duration. Costs: £10.00
Experience a new perspective on the traditional image and narrative about Oxford University
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'On the Black Oxford Tour, you get to see a side of Oxford that’s not heralded in all the films, books, and television programmes about the University. We move from college to college across the internet as Pamela Roberts leads us into the grand dining halls and chapels to situate the Black scholars she has researched. In telling their stories, you feel that these places can be claimed for our Black community as well. The stories of these scholars are the story of how the University of Oxford became an internationally known University claiming world-class status'
Ms Daphne L. Cunningham
Experimental Research Group Administrator
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford