City Walk: Beer, Sausages, and Marmalade!

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In celebration of Oxford Beer Festival at Oxford Town Hall (9-11 November), join local historian Liz Woolley on a walking tour around the city centre and discover Oxford’s history of beer, sausages and marmalade. The Oxford historian will examine the relationship between food production, tourism and politics in the city.

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.

Circular walk of 90 minutes starting from the Museum of Oxford.

Tickets cost £10 per tour and are available from the MOX Gift Shop or buy online (booking fee applies).


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