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Tour The Remarkable Women of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Amy

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Want to see Oxford from a new, refreshing perspective? Join us to explore Oxford University's colleges and hear incredible stories of the influential women that have shaped their history.

Our tour will begin at the Oxford Union Library, Oxford's most prestigious (and exclusive) house of intellectual debate and learning. We'll then take a stroll through Oxford University's stunning campus, stopping off at a few important colleges with rich, and most importantly female, histories. Along the way we will reveal tales from Oxford's past that have been written out of history: those of its influential women.

We only speak briefly about Oxford's suffrage movement . We all know that (incredible) story. This tour is here to highlight the contributions some pretty spectacular women from Oxford have made to society; contributions which to this day do not get the attention or appreciation they deserve. From adventurers and rebels to scientists and literary greats, this tour will send you home with a new Shero. It will also shed some light on the barriers to success women faced before and after the suffragette movement, including accusations of witchcraft. Indeed, we'll end our tour inside the famous Pitt Rivers Museum, home to 55,000 artefacts, with a quick look at a bottled witch...

Please note: this tour does not take you inside any of Oxford University's colleges
Want to see Oxford from a new, refreshing perspective? Join us to explore Oxford University's colleges and hear incredible stories of the influential women that have shaped their history.

Our tour will begin at the Oxford Union Library, Oxford's most prestigious (and exclusive) house of intellectual debate and learning. We'll then take a stroll through Oxford University's stunning campus, stopping off at a few important colleges with r…

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Meet your host, Amy

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Hi, we're Rachael and Amy!

Rachael (your guide) is an experienced and well-reviewed tour guide with a wealth of personal knowledge on Oxford, its history, and most importantly its influential women. If you want to discuss gender equality or the history of Oxford, then Rachael is your gal. You won't find a more passionate and engaging guide in the whole of Oxford.

Amy is Child.org's Creative Producer, a passionate feminist, and all-round fierce femme. She designed this tour because, like Child.org, she believes equality is the key to positive social change. And, thanks to this incredible woman, 100% of the money from your tickets go to Child.org - an international development charity creating waves in the sector to give every child in Kenya an equal opportunity in life.
Hi, we're Rachael and Amy!

Rachael (your guide) is an experienced and well-reviewed tour guide with a wealth of personal knowledge on Oxford, its history, and most importantly its influential women. If you want to discuss gender equality or the history of Oxford, then Rachael is your gal. You won't find a more passionate and engaging guide in the whole of Oxford.

Amy is Child.org's Creative Producer, a passionate feminist, and all-round fierce femme. She designed this tour…
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About the organization: Child.org



Child.org is no ordinary international development charity. It is an innovative, sector leading organisation that works to achieve one thing: an end to childhood poverty and inequality. From baby starter packs and pregnancy support groups in Kenya, to and agricultural support training and capacity building, Child.org does what works. Visit our website to take a look at our current projects.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Child.org.

Where you'll be

Without revealing too much-
We'll be visiting a few spots on campus, looking onto the halls that first let women study (and the ones that look a LOT longer to!)
We'll be visiting the museum home to some of the suffragette's only remaining artefacts and we'll also walk the same streets that 2000 women stormed in anger against parliament and demanded their voices to be heard.

Rated 4.73 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Barbara
October 2020
We loved Rachel's tour it was very interesting. She had done a lot of research and she really knows the backstories of the remarkable women of oxford. It's an unique and unmissable tour. All our group including my nearly 12 year old daughter loved it. Thank you Rachel!!
We loved Rachel's tour it was very interesting. She had done a lot of research and she really knows the backstories of the remarkable women of oxford. It's an unique and unmissable…
Joyce
October 2020
A fascinating walk through Oxford's streets uncovering the histories of women whose stories show how they have contributed to and continue to the city's achievements. Go along if you are interested in first class storytelling with a knowledgeable guide for an entertaining couple of hours.
A fascinating walk through Oxford's streets uncovering the histories of women whose stories show how they have contributed to and continue to the city's achievements. Go along if…
Beatrice
September 2020
Having studied at St Hilda's and worked in Oxford we were looking for something different on a tour and we learned some new things and walked some new places! We especially liked learning about both women from years past and also current important women of Oxford. We were happy to support a charity too.
Having studied at St Hilda's and worked in Oxford we were looking for something different on a tour and we learned some new things and walked some new places! We especially liked l…
Kieran
September 2020
The tour with Rachael (and Will!) today was absolutely brilliant! In a city with as much history as Oxford, it was great to hear the lesser-known stories of so many women who deserve a whole lot more recognition. Rachael was incredibly knowledgable and even sent some links for further reading after the tour, which we really appreciated. 10/10, would absolutely recommend 👍
The tour with Rachael (and Will!) today was absolutely brilliant! In a city with as much history as Oxford, it was great to hear the lesser-known stories of so many women who deser…
Tyra
August 2020
We had Rachel as our tour guide and she was wonderful. She had excellent knowledge about the locations we visited and a lot of general knowledge surrounding that. The tour was one to one and so it felt more like a conversation between friends which was nice.
We had Rachel as our tour guide and she was wonderful. She had excellent knowledge about the locations we visited and a lot of general knowledge surrounding that. The tour was one…
Nicola
January 2020
My tour guide for The Remarkable Women of Oxford was Rachael and she made me feel comfortable from the minute we met up. We chatted easily and companionably and I really enjoyed getting to wander through the streets and alleys of Oxford with someone who knew where they were going. I don't think I would have seen nearly as much of Oxford if I hadn't taken this tour. Plus I learned about some remarkable women and their accomplishments. I would recommend this tour for any visitor to Oxford but if you're a history buff I would highly recommend it. It made my visit to Oxford that much more meaningful and filled my head with sights and stories that I know will echo for a long time.
My tour guide for The Remarkable Women of Oxford was Rachael and she made me feel comfortable from the minute we met up. We chatted easily and companionably and I really enjoyed ge…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.