Other Events

What is Oxford’s history of inequality and migration?

Talking Oxford / 18 May 2017, Convened by COMPAS

Manor Lounge, Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Back to Events


Oxford as a city has a very particular history. The town grew around the University in the late 14th Century and arguably the university has dominated its development ever since. The city has grown an international reputation as one of the oldest centres of learning, but actually what is it like living here? Beyond the University what has happened with industrial boom and decline? What are the realities of inequality and migration?

Nicola Headlam, Researcher at COMPAS will introduce some of the background to these issues and how the city has been planned over the years. Bridget Anderson will help us to think about migration and who is a migrant within this context.

6pm - 830pm

Attendance is free but booking is recommended for the purposes of catering. Please use this Eventbrite registration link to book your place.

Getting there:

The Oxford Bus Company City 5 route runs from Oxford Station through the City Centre and to Knights Road and Pegasus Road, which is a five-minute walk to the stadium. Stagecoach Service 1 starts from Speedwell Street and follows the same route to Knights Road and Pegasus Road.

Oxford Bus Company route and timetable 

Stagecoach route options


The stadium has unreserved spaces for around 2,000 cars. Parking is free of charge and on a 'first come, first served' basis.

On arrival, please use the main entrance.

Part of the Talking Oxford Trinity Term 2017 seminar series.