The Man who Collected Oxfordshire

Course summary

The Man who Collected Oxfordshire



Overview

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

Programme details

SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2017

9.30am Registration

9.45am OUDCE Welcome
DR KATE TILLER

9.50am Percy Manning and his place in Oxfordshire history
MIKE HEANEY

10.15am Antiquarianism and Ethnography: Percy Manning and the Pitt Rivers Museum
ALISON PETCH
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

11.15am Coffee/Tea

11.45am Percy Manning and the Archaeological Survey of Oxfordshire
ALISON ROBERTS
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm An Oxfordshire Cornucopia: The Percy Manning Bodleian collections
DR SIMON TOWNLEY
Victoria County History of Oxfordshire

3.15pm Tea/Coffee

3.45pm Percy Manning and the Collection of Oxfordshire Folklore
MIKE HEANEY

5.00pm Course disperses

Accommodation

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 res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk 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.

Fees

Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £66.00

Funding

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

Tutors

Mr Michael Heaney

Director & Tutor

Formerly Executive Secretary, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Ms Alison Petch

Speaker

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Ms Alison Roberts

Speaker

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford

Dr Simon Townley

Speaker

Victoria County History of Oxfordshire

Mr Chris Day

Chair

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.