Join us to explore Oxford University’s colleges and hear incredible stories of the influential women that have shaped their history.
Our tour will begin at the Oxford Union Library, Oxford’s most prestigious (and exclusive) house of intellectual debate and learning. We’ll then take a stroll through Oxford University’s stunning campus, stopping off at a few important colleges with rich, and most importantly female, histories. Along the way we will reveal tales from Oxford’s past that have been written out of history: those of its influential women.
We speak briefly about Oxford’s suffrage movement – it’s not a feminist tour without the suffragettes, after all. However, on this tour, we do things a little differently. We’re going to highlight the contributions that some pretty spectacular but lesser known women from Oxford have made to society; contributions which to this day do not get the attention or appreciation they deserve. We’re also going to take a deep dive into the lives of women before and after the suffragette movement, exploring the barriers to success they faced.
From adventurers and rebels to scientists and literary greats, this tour will send you home with a new Shero. We’ll even give you a sneak peek inside the famous Pitt Rivers Museum, home to 55,000 artifacts and a bottled witch…