Blackwell’s History Week

Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November 

Blackwell’s invites you to our week of historical happenings, taking place from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th November. There will be something for everyone this week, with lots going on to whet your appetite for all things ancient.

 Every day during this week we will have a ‘History Book of the Day’, as chosen by our booksellers. Visit our History Department on the second floor for these excellent promotions, and more.

A fan of Horrible Histories? Our Children’s Department will be giving out free Horrible Histories pencils with the purchase of every Children’s History book.

On Monday 5th November, we will be holding an ‘Introduction to Family History’ workshop with the Oxford Family History Society. Learn how to trace your ancestry with the experts, and take away the knowledge that will enable you to create your very own family tree. This is a free event, though we do ask that you register at our Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. Or call on 01865 333623.

 Clive Aslet will be joining us on Wednesday 7th November to discuss his new book, ‘War Memorial: The Story of One Village’s Sacrifice From 1914 to 2003′. This book unravels for the first time the story of one war memorial, in the Dartmoor village of Lydford. It traces in vivid detail the lives of the twenty-two men, and one woman, who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Just in time for Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 11th November, ‘War Memorial‘ tells the tale of the people who laid down their lives us, and who will always be remembered.

On Friday 9th November we will be hosting an Early Music lunchtime concert with the Bartlemas Consort. They will be performing a programme of Early Music from between the 12th and 17th centuries, using period instruments appropriate to each era. The concert will be taking place from 2-3pm in the Blackwell’s History Department on the second floor. This is a free event, but we advise that you arrive early to get the best spot!

 All this and more to come during our History Week. Visit the History Department on the second floor, or our website,, for more details.

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