The Man who Collected Oxfordshire
The course explores the life and collections of Percy Manning (1870-1917). He amassed an enormous wealth of materials covering all of Oxfordshire, which he donated and bequeathed to Oxford University, where they are held by the Bodleian Libraries and the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums. Manning’s collections cover all periods from the prehistoric to modern times, and span both material objects and documentary records. There is material on just about every community in Oxfordshire. The objects at the Ashmolean include Stone-age implements, Roman coins, medieval and modern pottery as well as a collection of truncheons. Those at the Pitt Rivers include weaponry, trade tools and household objects. The Bodleian Libraries hold historical records, plans and drawings as well as his own assemblage of primary research and documentary sources for Oxfordshire life and history, including sports and pastimes, customs and beliefs.
Image: Ashmolean 1648/MANN/1/MS/246/1 - Street plan of Oxford with finds marked
SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2017
9.45am OUDCE Welcome
DR KATE TILLER
9.50am Percy Manning and his place in Oxfordshire history
10.15am Antiquarianism and Ethnography: Percy Manning and the Pitt Rivers Museum
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
11.45am Percy Manning and the Archaeological Survey of Oxfordshire
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
2.00pm An Oxfordshire Cornucopia: The Percy Manning Bodleian collections
DR SIMON TOWNLEY
Victoria County History of Oxfordshire
3.45pm Percy Manning and the Collection of Oxfordshire Folklore
5.00pm Course disperses
Accommodation is not included in the price, but depending on availability it may be possible to stay at Rewley House on Friday and / or Saturday night. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability and prices. 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.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £66.00
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.
Mr Michael Heaney
Director & Tutor
Formerly Executive Secretary, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Ms Alison Petch
SpeakerPitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Ms Alison Roberts
SpeakerAshmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
Dr Simon Townley
SpeakerVictoria County History of Oxfordshire
Mr Chris Day
OUDCE and Emeritus Fellow, Kellogg College
Dr Alison MacDonald
Director of Studies
Dr Alison MacDonald is a Lecturer in Archaeology at OUDCE.
She received her BA in Classical Civilisation and Ancient History from Sheffield University (1989) and her doctorate from Oxford University (2003). Her research interests include Roman landscapes and Roman material culture and identity, and her fieldwork is in central Italy where she has worked on a number of landscape archaeology projects.
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