Oxford Stone Heritage

A collection of audio clips forming the ‘Conserving Oxford Stone Heritage’ walking tour (see www.oxrbl.com/audiotour for details)

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Jun 22nd, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 4:24 pm

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Introduction to the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio tour. (Speaker: Martin Coombes)

More details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 13th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 5:50 pm

STOP A Sheldonian Theatre: Talking Heads

The origins and history of these intriguing carved stone figures, one of the iconic landmarks of the city. (Speaker: Katrin Wilhelm)

Part of the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio walking tour, more details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 13th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 5:57 pm

STOP B New College Lane: Black and dirty, or rich in history?

The blackened crusts on these walls hold a clue to the environmental history of Oxford city centre. (Speaker: Heather Viles)

Part of the 'Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage' Walking Tour, see www.oxrbl.com/audiotour for more details. Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 14th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 11:44 am
STOP C Queen's Lane: Living walls

Oxford's walls aren't sterile lumps of stone - hear about some of the life they support. (Speaker: Martin Coombes)

Part of the 'Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage' Walking Tour, see www.oxrbl.com/audiotour for more details. Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 14th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 11:48 am
STOP D Church of St. Mary the Virgin: Scarred Stone

This church holds an intriguing clue of turbulent times in Oxford's past. (Speaker: Lisa Mol)

Part of the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio walking tour, more details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 14th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 11:53 am
STOP E Radcliffe Camera: A patchwork in stone

This is probably the most famous landmark in Oxford, and the stone it's built from tells its own tale. (Speaker: Katrin Wilhelm)

Part of the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio walking tour, more details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 15th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 2:55 pm
STOP F Parks Road: Climbing the walls
Is ivy good or bad for historic walls? Hear about some of the research being done to address this question. (Speaker: Troy Sternberg)
 
 
Jul 15th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 2:58 pm
STOP G Lamb and Flag Passage (1): A sheltered life

This relatively modern building (part of St. John's College) shows the importance of shelter on stone decay. (Speaker: Cristina Cabello-Briones)

Part of the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio walking tour, more details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH

Jul 15th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 3:00 pm
STOP H Lamb and Flag Passage (2): Green Walls

As well as plants walls harbour life less visible to the naked eye, given away by the green colour they give to the stone. (Speaker: Martin Coombes)

Further details: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage

Jul 16th, 2015 by oxfordstoneheritage at 12:57 pm
STOP I Ashmolean Museum: Modernising heritage

This historic building has undergone major recent redevelopment to ensure it can be enjoyed by the public for centuries to come. (Speaker: Shuaishuai He)

Part of the Conserving Oxford's Stone Heritage audio walking tour, more details at: www.oxrbl.com/audiotour Twitter: @OxStoneHeritage #COSH