Department for Continuing Education - OPT Annual Day School - Saturday 25 April, 9.15am
'An Ever Expanding City - the History and Growth of Suburbia'
OPT's every popular annual day school organised in partnership with the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education will explore the past, present, and future of Oxford’s suburbs. At a time when the City is under pressure to develop we will look back to previous times of growth, pushing out at the edges towards the surrounding hills. We’ll consider their impact and how the places they have created have become established communities with their own history to tell.
9.30am Oxford Expanded - the growth around the urban fringe
DR MALCOLM GRAHAM, former Head of Oxfordshire Studies, local Historian and Author
10.30am From Axtell to Zacharias: The men who built Oxford
LIZ WOOLLEY, local Historian
12 noon Blackbird Leys – Oxford’s social housing in the 1960’s
GILL BUTTER, Conservation and Urban Design Officer, Oxford City Council
2.15pm Green Suburbs - Designing high quality low energy / zero-carbon homes at a suburban scale
PAUL PHASEY, RIBA, Associate Director and PassivHaus Designer, Architecture PLB
3.15pm Suburbs and landscapes in the shadow of climate change: legacies and futures
KARL KROPF, Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University
4.15pm Course disperses
Image source: Oxfordshire History Centre