Marginalised histories: experiences of people of colour within Magdalen’s past


Old Library, Magdalen College

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4 May - 26 October 2022


Wednesdays 2-4:30pm **Closed 5th October 2022**

Curated by Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard, Leanne Grainger, Lucy Gwynn, and Siân Pooley, with Heidi Cooke, George Goodhart, Sarah Large, Paul Majek, and Ananya Malhotra

Exploring what fragmentary sources from the Magdalen archives can tell us about the lives and identities of some of College’s students and staff since the nineteenth century. This exhibition emerges from the work of five student interns whose diverse skills and perspectives shape the stories we tell. By uncovering these histories, we seek to contribute to on-going conversations about the actions we can all take to make a welcoming and inclusive community at Magdalen, in Oxford, and beyond.

This exhibition is also available to visit online.

Please note that the exhibition is free, but that Magdalen College charges an entrance fee to some visitors. The fee is as follows:

Adults £8; Over 65s, children, students £7; Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over) £25.

The following are admitted free of charge:

Payment will be by card only, no cash. More information on visiting the college, including travel information and accessibility, can be found here.

Access: The Old Library is accessed via a steep flight of stairs. There is disabled access via a lift, but please contact us in advance so that we can arrange this for you. Many thanks.