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Article in Isis Magazine (March 2015) by Emily Frisella examining how the enrolment at many women’s colleges increased over the duration of World War I, with women becoming more academically active.

The Wadham college website offers access to stories and material related to the college and its members during the war, including extracts from the warden's diary and transcripts of letters written by current and former students at teh front.

A link to a new south Oxford community project which is carrying out research into the lives of the 66 men named on the First World War memorial in St Matthew's church, Grandpont. The webpages will be updated regularly as we find out more…

Oxford University Press Archivist Martin Maw examines how life at the Press changed between 1914-1919. In this video he describes life in Jericho before the outbreak of war.

The online exhibtion was published by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, to mark Remembrance Day 2014 and the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition showcases items from the museum's collection of prints and drawings by British artists, many of…


Mrs Green (as I knew her) was my godmother's mother. Lily Green lived in 75 Walton Street, Oxford (not exactly an upmarket area). During the First World War Lily worked at the 3rd Southern general Hospital Oxford (in the Town Hall). I am not sure…

This BBC audio file tells the story of H S Malik, a Balliol student who became the first Sikh to fly with the Royal Flying Corps, but only after intervention from his former tutor.

This memorial book includes potted biographies of each of the Balliol men who served in the First World War, including Raymond Asquith, son of the former UK Prime Minister, Right Hon H. H. Asquith.


In this presentation, Stephen Barker talks about the Belgian refugees who came to Oxford during the First World War.


Peter Spencer Spokes was born in December 1893. He was a student at Queens College, University of Oxford (matriculated 1912) and a member of the University’s contingent of the Officers training corps. He commenced his army service on January 20,…

Pictures and description of a mandolin held in the Pitt Rivers Museum. The instrument is painted with the names of places where the donor played it during WW1.

A large number of Keble members served as Chaplains in the War, as described in this article by The Revd Dr Jenn Strawbridge


Charles Albert Cordeaux (borne 10 Feb 1884 in Brixton), the grandfather of the contributor, moved to Headington after service to work in the office of the car factory. Before that he was a professional soldier, joined the West Kent Regiment in 1901…



Charles Wheeler from Oakley was born on 1 December 1899. He was the the great-uncle of teh contributor. Wheeler left school at 12. He was conscripted on his 18th birthday 1 December 1916 and joined the Machine Gun Corps. He was captured in April 1918…

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The Chavasse family are closely linked to St Peter's College, Oxford. The Chavasse Family Papers webpage brings together information about the family, with a particular focus on their remarkable record of service during the Great War.


The sergeant in the middle is my father, Dan Godfrey. In the front row, far right, is his next door neighbor Son Ryman, and the two nurses are probably his two sisters Win and Maggie. Dad told me that if anyone misbehaved he would put them in prison!

As part of its centenary commemorations, Christ Church has created an online memorial that gives details about each of the men who served from the college, many have supporting photographs.

This online memorial gives detailed accounts of each of the men who served in WW1 from the college.

Findings of the project exploring the impact of war on the English language using teh material collected by Andrew Clark, an Oxford English Dictionary volunteer.

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