Lunchtime Talks: What a Liberty! with Mark Davies

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Looking to do something different with your lunch break? Join us the first Wednesday of every month.

What a Liberty! Memorable Moments along Oxford’s Ancient Boundaries

Join us for a a talk about some of the more dramatic and amusing incidents from five centuries of the ceremonial circuits of the city’s boundaries (or liberty) by Oxford’s mayors. Mainly following its rivers – the Thames, its sidestreams and the Cherwell – the event had an important civic purpose, yet was punctuated by stops at public houses, leading often to the ‘irresponsible jollity’ of ‘an irregular steeple-chase around the entire environs of Oxford’.

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Feel free to bring your lunch, or a coffee from the Town Hall café.

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