Call for Volunteer Cowley Historians

When Ongoing
Where Online & Oxford, UK
Info is a DIY community history project. We are building an open access archive of Oxford's favourite street.

The website is a virtual street view of every public and commercial building on Cowley Road. Every building has its own webpage dedicated to its social and architectural history. It works like a local Wikipedia: local people are invited to edit the pages to add their photos and memories. The ultimate aim is to chronicle the history of every building. All content is freely available to copy and re-use under open copyright licensing, creating a genuinely open archive.

The project was officially launched at Cowley Road Carnival in 2017, with an interactive installation bringing the archive to the street. relies on local volunteers spending five minutes to create an account and add their memories to the archive. Visit the website today to create an account and start adding to our community history: