In the nineteenth century, Oxford became well-known for its ‘Celebrated Oxford Sausages’ and for Frank Cooper’s ‘Oxford Marmalade.’ The popularity of these delicacies went hand-in-hand with the city’s growing importance as a tourist destination. Meanwhile, large numbers of citizens were involved in brewing, baking, and the grocery trade. The families who controlled these businesses had a powerful influence over Oxford’s economic, social, and political life. Liz Woolley’s talk will examine the fascinating relationship between food production, tourism, and politics in the city.
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