Since the Reformation in the early 16th century, Oxford's community, culture, and cityscape have been repeatedly transformed by moments of religious contest and upheaval. The figures, debates, and conflicts of both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations have been depicted, revised, and retold across the city's buildings and monuments over the last four centuries. 'Oxford Re-Formed', launching on 13 January 2022 on the Museum of Oxford's Digital Exhibitions website, will tell this extraordinary story.
This new exhibition explores the visual and material traces of the Reformation in Oxford's cityscape, showcasing public buildings and monuments, as well as artefacts that are not usually on public display, to reveal how religious contest and difference made Oxford a global University and a diverse city.
The exhibition is curated by the English Faculty's Paulina Kewes (Jesus College) and Christopher Archibald (New College), alongside Anna Clark (Faculty of History, St John's College), Susan Doran (Faculty of History, Jesus College and St Benet's Hall) and William Whyte (Faculty of History, St John's College).
Visit the Museum of Oxford website to find out more and book tickets.