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Longer Visit to Oxford
Tuesday 12 November 2019

Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th November

Longer Visit to Oxford

A visit to Oxford is planned to view “The Last Supper in Pompeii” exhibition at The Ashmolean Museum, following the September lecture given by Dr Paul Roberts who has curated the exhibition.                                                                                                         When Vesuvius erupted in AD79 the people of the town were going about their daily lives. Objects never before seen here in the UK will be on display including carbonised food on the table at the time of the eruption.

Our three day programme will also include visits to:

 Oxford University Press Museum to hear about the involvement

of the University in the production of the first Oxford Dictionary.

 60 minute tour of the Bodleian Libraries including the Divinity School ,

Duke Humfrey’s Library, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court. This tour will involve a lot of stairs, there are no lifts available.

 Oxford Union Library Murals to view decorated panels painted by

William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones.

 The Ashmolean Museum: we will spend our third day at the Museum

to give as much time to see not only the Pompeii exhibition but other

areas of The Ashmolean.

 College visit – to be confirmed

 Independent arrangements for travel and accommodation

 Approximate cost £100-125

This visit is now fully booked

To reserve a place or for more information contact Suzy Keeley at or 07533 147747