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Do you live in, or are you interested in, the east or south-east of Oxford? Have you ever wondered how your surroundings got to be the way they are? 

Central Oxford is famous as an ancient University city. But the history of East Oxford is also fascinating. We are looking at Prehistoric sites, Romano-British pottery industries, a medieval leper hospital, civil war defences, and also later development from a farming landscape to housing and industry. There is much more yet to be found out about East Oxford’s past.

If you are from, or are interested in, the area including Blackbird Leys, Littlemore, Rose Hill, Florence Park, Cowley, Iffley, St Clement’s, Marston and Headington, you have the opportunity to become part of a busy and enjoyable community project finding out about our shared archaeology and history.

Would you like to learn how to do geophysics, examine old photos for evidence or survey a park, meadow or city landscape? No experience at all is necessary.
  • excavation and geophysics
  • dealing with all kind of finds, maps and other evidence
  • specialist computer programmes and landscape surveying using the latest equipment.

cleaning and recording at Minchery FarmThere is something for everyone who has an interest in the past of their local place. You can join in at different levels, whatever your age or educational background, for different lengths of time and to learn specific skills. 

The East Oxford Project wants to uncover the past of your area, working with local people. However ordinary your surroundings might appear, there’s a story waiting to be discovered.

If you would like to know more or if you want to get involved, please Register on the site.