Remembering St Brice's Day, 13 November 1002: Oxford in the Viking periond
  • Date 13 November 2023 - 2.00 p.m.
  • Location Auditorium, Garden Quad, St John's College

David Griffiths

In this talk David Griffiths, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, will explain the archaeological evidence for the Viking period in Oxford and explores what it tells us about the lives of the community at the time of the St Brice’s Day Massacre on 13 November 1002.

Professor Griffiths led the East Oxford Community Archaeology Project, a five-year investigation, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Oxford University on the archaeology and history of the urban landscape of East Oxford. The project was nominated for 'Best Community Archaeology Project' by the BAA Awards 2012 and won the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement with Research. An open access monograph about the project’s findings (2020) can be downloaded here.

This talk is part of a series of events at St John's on 12 and 13 November remembering St Brice's Day on 13 November 1002. Register for the talk and see the full programme of events here.

David Griffiths is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford and Director of Studies in Archaeology at the Department for Continuing Education. He studied History and Archaeology at Durham University and was a visiting student and fieldworker at the University of Tromsø, Norway. In the 1990s he was a professional archaeologist working in the gas pipeline construction industry and for a planning consultancy.