The Museum of Oxford at Headington School

On Friday 24th February the Museum of Oxford visited the History Society after school so Historians could try our hand at some archaeology!

The Museum staff travelled up the hill on a very special bike laden with artefacts found in the ground at sites around Oxfordshire.

Pupils were able to handle over 90 objects from the museum, varying from fossils, to Roman roof tiles to Georgian smoking pipes. They undertook many of the same steps a working archaeologist would, completing close observational sketches of the artefacts, attempting to decipher their materials and placing them on a timeline.

Head of History Mrs Helen Rose said: “It was fascinating to unearth some of the rich history of our amazing city and it seems we have some future India Jones’ in our student body!”

The History Society runs on a Friday Week A after school and pupils in all year groups are very welcome.