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Lunchtime Talk: ‘Oxford(shire)’s Contribution to D-Day’ with Brian Lowe

5 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Commemorating D-Day 80. Discover Oxford and the wider county’s contributions to the success of the Normandy Landings at our Lunchtime Talk.

Keen for more talks? Catch our May Lunchtime Talk here.

6 June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history. The Museum of Oxford is delighted to present ‘Oxford(shire)’s contribution to D-Day’, an original talk by Brian Lowe, in commemoration of the historic efforts made by the people of Oxfordshire to the Normandy Landings.

The talk will cover the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry’s direct involvement in the Landings; the history of the Slade Camp military training ground in Headington; naval intelligence at work in Oxford; the massive photo-reconnaissance operation that was flown from three Oxfordshire airfields; the take-offs from Harwell on 5 June 1944 that spearheaded the invasion; and the story of one Oxfordshire soldier whose career spanned the entirety of the Second World War.

This original talk is one not to be missed.

Brian Lowe is an Oxford Green-Badge Tour Guide and speaker on local history.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available to enjoy during the talk. We recommend arriving before the start of the talk if you would like to grab a refreshment.

Tickets are available for £5 online or at the Museum Shop (booking fee applies online). We strongly advise booking tickets in advance as our Lunchtime Talks are popular!

Sales from tickets help support our work to deliver fun and accessible family activities, community engagement projects, schools workshops, exhibitions and special events for Oxford’s people in our Museum spaces.

Access at the Museum

The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users, buggies and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum.

Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website: https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access.

Photo consent:

Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event for use in marketing. If you (or a member of your group) would prefer not to be photographed, please let a member of staff know during the event.

Venue

Museum of Oxford
St Aldate's
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BX United Kingdom
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Organiser

Museum of Oxford
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