Search results - Five Oxford Villages
|Dates||Fri 19 Apr to Fri 21 Jun 2013|
Time of meeting: 10.30am-12.30pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Subject area(s)||Local and Social History|
|Application status||In progress - closed to new applications|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com.|
OverviewThis course will examine the villages around Oxford that have been absorbed as Oxford has spread. We will look at Iffley, Headington, Marston, Cowley and Wolvercote historically and in the field.
DescriptionDuring the 20th century Oxford spread out to incorporate a number of surrounding villages. This course has been designed to examine five of those villages - Iffley, Marston, Headington, Cowley and Wolvercote. We will look at the history of each village in class and the following week in the form of a field visit to see the village on the ground. The course will be particularly concerned with the ways in which the physical form of the village has adapted for its new functions and how far the historic fabric has been preserved.
Programme detailsWeek 1: History and topography of Iffley
Week 2: Field trip to Iffley
Week 3: History and topography of Marston
Week 4: Field trip to Marston
Week 5: History and topography of Headington
Week 6: Field trip to Headington
Week 7: History and topography of Cowley
Week 8: Field trip to Cowley
Week 9: History and topography of Wolvercote
Week 10: Field trip to Wolvercote
Snow, P. Oxford Observed (John Murrey 1991)
Tyack, G. Oxford: An Architectural Guide (OUP, 1998)
Morris, J. Oxford (Oxford Paperbacks, 3rd Edition, 2001)
Hibbert, C. The Encyclopedia of Oxford (Papermac, 1992)
Victoria County History of Oxfordshire (Various Volumes)
Mr Trevor Rowley
Course aimsCourse Aim:
To examine the impact of urban exansion on five villages around historic Oxford. To trace the history of Iffley, Marston, Headington, Cowley and Wolvercote.
1. To trace the history of the five study villages
2. To analyse the ways the physical village has adapted to its new suburban role
Assessment methodsStudents will be asked to produce a comparative study of two or more of the course villages. Or to wirte in more depth about an individual village.
Teaching methodsPresentation of historical background. Discussion. Field study days with maps and questionnaires.
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £165.00
- Non-EU Fee: £165.00