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The City of Oxford, 1850 - 1914

We will investigate the economic, social and cultural changes that Oxford underwent in the later Victorian and Edwardian periods, taking it from a city still heavily dependent on its university for both fame and fortune to one ready, finally, to participate in the industrial revolution.

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2012-12-18 11:31
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Link English Timeline

An interactive timeline from the British Library exploring the evolution of English language and literature, 1000 AD-present.

Link Victorian Network

Open-access peer-reviewed journal on Victorian studies.

Link The Victorian Web

Multimedia site on Victorian literature and culture. Includes e-texts of Victorian literature and critical, biographical, and other commentary....

Link The Victorian Dictionary

Online dictionary of Victorian social history and the Victorian city.

Link British History On-Line

A digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles....

Link A Vision of Britain Through Time

Access to hundreds of primary sources, from 1801 to the present day, including maps, statistics and historical descriptions, and many analyses of...

Link British Library - Learning History

Diverse resources covering a range of historical, social and cultural topics from the medieval period to the present day.

Link The National Archives

Access to thousands of primary historical sources plus related articles and learning resources.

Link UK Parliament Living Heritage

Information on how British Parliament worked with social reformers to improve working conditions and education over the 19th and 20th centuries....

Link Music Hall and Theatre History

Contains the archives of Arthur Lloyd, famous Victorian actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, and music hall performer, plus information on British...

Link Fairground Heritage Trust

An extensive collection of photographs relating to British fairground history, with interesting essays on fairground people, rides and attractions...

Link Charles Booth on-line archive

Extensive information about social reformer Charles Booth (1840-1916) and his seminal survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903).

Link Britain from above – arial photographs, 1919-1953

Aerofilms collection of over 16,000 aerial photographs taken between 1919 and 1953, fully searchable by keyword. Many photographs are annotated....

Link Church plans on-line, 1818 - 1982


The archive of the Incorporated Church Building Society which includes over 15,000 files relating to applications by...

Link Images of England

A ‘point in time’ photographic library of England’s listed buildings, recorded at the turn of the 21st century. Over 300,000 images of England’s...

Link ViewFinder - historic photographs of England

The photographs on ViewFinder are all held in the English Heritage Archive. They date from the 1850s and are a resource for people interested in...

Link Historical Directories On-Line

A digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Contains high quality reproductions of comparatively...

Link Oxford History

An authoritative and constantly-evolving archive of material on Oxford's heritage, including detailed histories of principle streets and the...

Link Your House, My House - Oxford Suburbs 1800 - 2001

Deatiled social, architectural and economic histories of five suburbs in Oxford - Jericho, North Oxford, Rose Hill, Florence Park and Blackbird...

Link The Workhouse - the Story of an Institution

A comprehensive and authoritative archive of information on all aspects of British workhouses encompassing social history, politics, economics and...

Link Oxoniensia on-line

The annual journal of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS), first published in 1936. One of the foremost archaeological,...

Link Oxfordshire Heritage Search

A catalogue of Oxfordshire's cultural and heritage resources. Includes searchable material from Oxfordshire museums and archaeolgical services,...

Link Oxfordshire History Gateway

A guide and reference source for researchers and potential researchers into Oxfordshire’s history, archaeology, landscape and buildings. It aims...

Link British newspapers 1800-1900

Access to the contents of  49 national and local newspapers printed between 1800 and 1900, with two million pages of searchable digitised content...

Link BBC History website

Vast array of resources and infomation on British and international history, from the Egyptians to the present day.

Link The Great Exhibition, 1851

Resources concerned with the Great Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace in London, including watercolours of the Great Exhibition, eye-witness...

Link Images of Queen Victoria

A collection of over 280 images of Queen Victoria, her extensive family, and her court.

Link Hidden Lives - Children in Care 1881-1918

Unique archive material about poor and disadvantaged children cared for by The Waifs and Strays' Society (later the Children's Society) in the...

Link John Snow Archive & Research Companion

John Snow (1813–1858) is revered as a founding father of two medical disciplines: anesthesiology and epidemiology. His contributions during the...

Link Grace's Guide - British Industrial History

A major source of information about industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present time....