Department for Continuing Education - OPT Annual Day School - Saturday 25 April, 9.15am

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 09:15 to 16:00
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Department for Continuing Education

'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.

Programme details

9.15am             Registration

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

11.30am          Coffee/Tea

12 noon          Blackbird Leys – Oxford’s social housing in the 1960’s

          GILL BUTTER, Conservation and Urban Design Officer, Oxford City Council 

1.00pm           Lunch

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

Book via the Department for Continuing Education by clicking here.

Image source: Oxfordshire History Centre

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