Open Doors Community Fair

10 September 2016 1.00pm 4.00pm


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Part of this year's Oxford Open Doors weekend, the Community Fair showcases many of the amazing ways the community can benefit from, or get involved with, the University's services and activities in and out of term time. Representatives from across the University will be on hand to offer information and advice.


There will also be a series of short talks showing some of the ways the University involves the local community with its work. The talks will be held in the Lecture Theatre, with places being allocated on a first-come-first-served.

1.15-1.45pm The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Worcestershire - from Weston House to the Weston Library 

Join Nick Millea, Map Librarian at the Bodleian Library, and explore the history of the Sheldon tapestry maps dating from the 1590s.

2-2.30pm The Laboratory with Leaves – Art and Fire in the Wood

Dr Robin Wilson, Artist in Residence at Wytham Woods will discuss how he, and fellow artist Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley, seek to represent the wood in their art, their public workshop opportunities and the success of the ongoing Japanese kiln project.

2.45-3.15pm Continuing Education – It's Never too Late

Did you know that there are more part-time adult students (aged 18 to 92) at the University of Oxford than full-time undergraduates? Find out about the 1000+ part-time classes and programmes on offer to the public each year.

3.30-4pm Oxford and WWI – Personal Stories and Digital Archives 

A team at the University has been working to help keep the memory of our past alive by capturing the fascinating stories and images of WWI memorabilia, shared by local residents, and publishing them online for everyone to discover.


Admission free 

The seats for the talks are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis on the day. 

This event is listed under: Free events; Special events
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