PLEASE NOTE: This course has now been CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
This course brings together leading experts on the history and archaeology of Oxford University to look at its formative medieval years, from its obscure origins in the 12th century to the established collegiate university that had emerged by the Reformation. The programme begins with an overview of the university’s medieval history, looking at its early development, those who studied and taught here, and where and how they lived. We will then look at the rich resource of information from archaeological research, drawing on evidence from both excavations and standing buildings. The programme concludes by looking to the future and how we can ensure that archaeological work in the city centre continues to enhance our understanding of the early university.
In addition to the programme of talks, there will be an exhibition of finds from Oxford Archaeology’s excavations of medieval sites in the city.
SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020
9.45am The medieval university
11.00am Overview of recent excavations
12.00pm Pots, pans and pins: material culture
12.45pm Questions and discussion
Exhibition of finds from recent excavations and bookstall
2.15pm Housing merchants and scholars in medieval Oxford
3.30pm Feeding the scholar: diet and environment at and around the
4.15pm Discussion: archaeology and the medieval university
Chaired by Anne Dodd and David Radford
4.45pm Course disperses
L W B Brockliss, The University of Oxford: a history, Oxford University Press, 2016
L W B Brockliss, The University of Oxford: a brief history, The Bodleian Library, 2019
Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability and discounted prices.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £70.00
Full Hot Lunch (3 courses): £15.00
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Concessionary fees for short courses
Emeritus Professor in Early Modern French History, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford
Medieval ceramics specialist, Oxford Archaeology
Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology.
Head of Buildings Archaeology, Oxford Archaeology
Environmental Manager, Oxford Archaeology
Oxford City Council Archaeologist
Finds Manager, Oxford Archaeology
Speaker and Course Director
Anne Dodd is a senior manager at Oxford Archaeology with many years’ experience of post-excavation management and publication
Director of Studies
Departmental Lecturer, Department For Continuing Education, University of Oxford