Oxford Castle at 950 (1071-2021)

We are delighted to launch Oxford Castle at 950 (1071 – 2021), a year long celebration to mark this special anniversary.  To find out more take a look at Debbie's blog "A green hill in the centre of the city"

(Photo credit - Chris Andrews) 

We hope you enjoyed the Son et Lumiere which played against the backdrop of St George’s Tower and D Wing as part of the Oxford Christmas Light Festival 2021!

If you didn't get the chance to see it, click HERE to see the recording!

Oxford Castle – 950 years - Different roads lead to the same castle has been created by sound and light artists Ross Ashton (Projection Studio) and Karen Monid (Sound Artist).  This project is a collaboration between OPT and TORCH, part of the Humanities division at the University of Oxford with researchers, alongside local historians and people from across the City bringing their ideas and stories together to create this unique full scale projection.

Click HERE to read Debbie's November blog which discusses the Oxford Light Festival and Castle's History!

(Photo credit: TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre for The Humanities)

We have plenty of events coming up in collaboration with Oxford Castle to celebrate the Castle at 950!  Check out our range of walks, talks and trails:

  • Self-guided walks - Historic Oxford Castle Perimeter Walk: Beat the bounds of Oxford Castle by Oxford Archaeology - Click HERE to download
  • Self-guided walks - Oxford's City Walls by Oxford Archaeology - Click HERE to download
  • Oxford Castle Quarter Trail - take a walk around the Oxford Castle Quarter looking carefully to spot hidden objects and to answer questions about the site. Click PDF icon Trail booklet Castle at 950 2021.pdf to download
  • Don't forget OPT members get free entry to Oxford Castle & Prison so why not book a tour - call 01865 260666.

Keep checking back as more events will be added as we take our celebrations into 2022 and if you want to find out more about Oxford Castle and its regeneration click HERE.