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Uncomfortable Oxford Tours

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Uncomfortable Oxford Tours
Visit our webpage to book individual tours - running 5 times weekly. About us: We are a student enterprise, running 'uncomfortable' walking tours of Oxford. Our tours are researched and designed to encourage discussion on difficult histories. We feature topics such as: Imperialism and colonialism, race and racism, unethical donations, slavery, gender discrimination, class tensions, and more.
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This digital tour transports you to the streets of Oxford from the comfort and safety of your own home.

The lovely stone of Oxford colleges come alive in this online experience as you are led by one of our student guides through an interactive map of the city. Each 'stop' will raise conversations about Oxford's imperial history, slave wealth, diversity, and historical memory. Participants will be asked to view the landscape of the city with a critical eye, while learning many of the hidden histories that lie beneath its cobblestones.

Stable internet connection required. The tour will require Zoom.
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Joy M wrote a review Dec 2020
Haversham, United Kingdom94 contributions42 helpful votes
Very pleased indeed. This company is extremely helpful and flexible - really takes care to provide the best possible experience. And Olivia was personable, Informative and knowledgeable. Thought provoking.
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JanecsOxford_England wrote a review Dec 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom37 contributions13 helpful votes
I've taken a couple of online tours with Uncomfortable Oxford and very much enjoyed learning so much about a City I've lived in for 37 years! I didn't know about the live tours when they were running and wouldn't have taken one, being a resident. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and encourage participation. Only slight problem for me is that at least two of the guides have US/Canadian accents and being young, tend to talk very fast, as is now the custom for young people. There's a lot of information to impart, therefore a lot to take in.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Maurice K wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had taken the in-person tour before lockdown and liked it so much we decided to see how they would translate the experience online. We did the online tour and then the online medieval tour. Both still had the element of conversation and exchange of ideas that we had enjoyed with the initial tour, whilst adding their own 360 degrees interactive web-app-thing which worked really well! Made us feel like we were back in Oxford.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jane N wrote a review Nov 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
It was great to sit at home and be guided to new places in Oxford that I just didn’t know. The guides were really friendly and knowledgeable and welcomed comments and ideas, leading discussion that I found very thought provoking and interesting. It was good to hear the responses of others on the tour and it felt just about the right size group to join in if you wanted to ( around 20 or so) Thanks Uncomfortable Oxford - good luck with your tours - I would come on another - great value for money too!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Josefa wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent tour!! I really enjoyed it. The guide was very prepared and it gives you a very different perspective of the city's history.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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