Alice in Typhoidland

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Alice in Typhoidland

  11 January – 22 March 2020 

 Admission free

Alice in Typhoidland

Join Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) on a journey through the history of early typhoid control and discover how typhoid influenced the design of the water and sewage systems under our feet. Solve the riddle of mysterious typhoid outbreaks in Victorian Oxford, find out how doctors and engineers controlled typhoid to stop the disease from spreading and experience Alice’s adventure into Typhoidland.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible


Admission free

 Opening times

Monday to Friday - 9am–5pm
Saturday - 9am–4.30pm
Sunday - 11am–5pm

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Alice in Typhoidland activity day

  25 January 2020 

Join Alice on a murky tour of Oxford’s underside: find out how doctors and engineers controlled typhoid to stop the disease from spreading in Alice’s city, and meet Oxford researchers to discover how sanitation, vaccination, and typhoid are evolving today.

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