The men who built Oxford

From Axtell to Zacharias: The men who built Oxford

Oxford’s population doubled and its footprint almost quadrupled during the Victorian period. This talk examines some of the characters involved in this enormous expansion of the city. They included builders, architects, property developers and landlords. Fortunes were made, reputations were lost, regulations were ignored, and political careers were boosted. Meanwhile grand buildings were erected and tens of thousands of incoming workers and their families were accommodated, many of them in houses which still line Oxford’s streets today, and which change hands at prices which would make the average Victorian artisan faint.

“A rich and thought-provoking talk.”  Tony Morris, Morris Oxford, September 2020.

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