OPT Day School - Oxford Castle through the Ages - Celebrating 950 years

The Annual Oxford Day School 2022, in partnership with the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education will explore the rich history of Oxford Castle.  Join us as we unlock the history of the Oxford’s oldest building, from defensive Castle to imposing Prison, to its regeneration and opening to the public for the first time in 1,000 years.

See the programme for the day and the great speakers we have lined up below.  To book your place click HERE.

Date: Sat 23 Apr 2022

Time: 9:45am-5:00pm

Programme details

9.45am:    Registration

10.00am:  Robert d’Oilly and the building of Oxford Castle, Tom Hassall 

11.15am:   Tea/coffee break

11.45am:   Anglo Saxon Towers of Lordship and earliest English Castles, Dr Michael Shapland  

1.00pm:    Lunch 

2.00pm:    Oxford Castle from documentary and pictorial sources, Julian Munby  

3.15pm:    Tea/coffee break

3.45pm:    The prison at Oxford Castle in the 18th and 19th centuries, Deidre Forde  

4.45pm:    2006-2021 Oxford Castle today – an update, Debbie Dance 

5.00pm:   Course disperses