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Oral Histories – Air Raids, Anderson Shelters and Evacuation Since SOFO began we haven’t just collected objects and records. Volunteers have helped us record the memories of Oxfordshire people affected by historic conflicts in the form of recorded oral history interviews. You can hear some of these in use in the museum’s galleries when you visit (such as in our Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Airpower and D-Day displays), and…

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SOFO Museum’s Reminiscence Pod A successfully funded project – with help from the local community! With support from West Oxfordshire District Council and the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, SOFO installed a Reminiscence Pod in the main gallery in 2019. The pod was unveiled during a special Collections Day event held at the museum on 2 November 2019, with content developed and curated by our Collections Manager Peggy, along with…

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How You Can Help Build a Second World War Air-Raid Shelter At SOFO we tell stories of everyone affected by war in the county of Oxfordshire; from the soldier on the front line to ordinary families on the home front. Our small but dedicated team of staff and volunteers work hard to tell these stories of conflict and county in many different ways, including museum displays and learning sessions. Our latest…

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ROMANS TO ROUNDHEADS   43 – 1649 ROMANS The Romans, from a city state in what is now Italy, arrived in Britain in the year AD43. By the end of the 2nd century most of Britain was ruled by the Romans. The Romans had to fight to keep control and built forts and walls to guard the lands they had conquered. The most famous of these is Hadrian’s Wall, which stretches…

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SOFO Homeschooling Resources History of Oxfordshire (with some Maths and Geography thrown in!) This resource will support the home schooling of Maths, History and Geography by focussing on the impact of war on Oxfordshire. The resource supports upper Key Stage 2 learning in these 3 curriculum areas  Maths – chronology and Roman numerals Geography – finding places on maps History – local history, chronology, important historical events with national and…

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 If you visit the Museum as a family this summer holiday when there’s no special activity on, admission for your family is 1/2 price if your children attend one of these schools:BladonBletchingdonCombeDr SouthsEdward FeildFreelandHanboroughKirtlingtonN KidlingtonStonesfieldSt Thomas MoreTackleyWilliam FletcherW KidlingtonWoodstock  

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Primary Schools Our learning sessions use artefacts, documents, film and sound and focus on either the First World War or the Home Front during the Second World War. Sessions can be delivered at the museum and or at school as part of our outreach service. Sessions available First World War – ‘Your Country Needs You!’ Second World War – ‘Don’t You Know There’s a War On!’ If you need more…

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