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This is a walking tour run by students from the University of Oxford. Unlike traditional walking tours - this one is discussion-based and encourages participants to discuss historical structures which have an uncomfortable legacy in the modern environment.

The tour is designed to be intellectually stimulating and an important step towards breaking down barriers within the city and university of Oxford. Topics covered include imperialism, inequality, slavery, gender history, violence, and memorialisation.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Carfax Tower, Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 England

Begin the tour with an overview of the historic divide between the town of Oxford and the university.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High St., Oxford OX1 4AH England

View the church and the statue of Cecil Rhodes

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

Learn about the connections between All Soul's College and money from slave plantations.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Weston Library, Bodleian Library Broad Street Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG England

Hear the story of Christian Cole, Oxford's first black scholar.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

Take a look at historic Balliol College, one of the colleges with extensive direct ties to the former British Empire and a tradition of educating Prime Ministers - including Boris Johnson.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

Learn about the first woman's graduation ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Faculty of History, University of Oxford, 41-47 George St, Oxford OX1 2BE, UK

Visitors will be able to sit in the gardens of the Faculty of History in the shadow of the old city wall.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Westgate Oxford, Castle Street Oxford's City Centre, Oxford OX1 1TR England

Finish at the Tirah Memorial across from the Westgate Centre to reflect on memories of empire and memorialisation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Oxford University Student Guide

  • Entry/Admission - Balliol College
  • Entry/Admission - Faculty of History, University of Oxford

Departure Point
Carfax Tower, Queen St, Oxford OX1 1ET, UK

Departure Time
2:00 PM

90 to 100 minutes

Return Details
Bonn Square, Oxford OX1 1EU, UK

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Uncomfortable Oxford Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.