Always wanted to know more about the history of your college? Dig out the dark secrets of the founders or alumni? Or just want a stab at finding that tunnel between Christ Church and Merton? In Foundation Myths, we invite students to grapple with the long history and legacy of the city and the university.
- Back to the future: the Schwarzman Humanities Centre and Oxford’s complicated relationship with modern architectureby Natalya RobinsonNatalya Robinson discusses the plans for the upcoming Schwarzman Humanities Centre, and their cohesion with Oxford’s present and future.
- The Museum of Oxford reopens its doors after £2.8m renovationby OHR Editorial TeamThe Museum of Oxford, located on St Aldate’s, reopened on Monday 11 October following a multi-million renovation from national and local donors.
- The 1970 Ruskin Conference: What Can We Learn from the Flaws of Our Feminist Predecessors?by Daisy BirchDaisy Birch discusses the first National Women’s Liberation Conference held at Ruskin College in 1970.
- A Brief History of the JCR: How the Common Room Became Commonby Emmanuel Campion-DyeEmmanuel Campion-Dye discusses the history of the JCR, looking at the progression from private club to political institution.
- The Oxford Bulldogs: Bark Worse than their Bite?by Charlotte KutzDid Oxford University’s bowler hatted police force have any real power? And what does its existence say about the wider university?
- “Et in Arcadia Ego”: Brideshead Revisited and Oxford’s 1920s Gay Sceneby Charles WestBrideshead Revisited: Set in Oxford during the 1920s, it is Waugh’s personal reflection on the aristocratic gay scene of the era. But how accurate is it?
- Charting Oxford’s History Through its Pubsby Joe Hyland DeesonJoe Hyland Deeson charts Oxford’s history through its pubs, examining the riots, rules and revelry that are imbibed in the city’s watering holes.
- A Town vs Gown Showdownby Lily SheldonWhen this argument occurred, it was not just about wine but rather symbolised a broader conundrum: the town vs gown tension in Oxford.
- How Rhodes Rose and Why He Must Fallby Paula Larsson, Olivia Durand, and Alvin BoatengUncomfortable Oxford and Alvin Boateng discuss the legacy of Cecil Rhodes and his statue at Oriel College.