Reformation500 at Oxford would not be the same without the many events kindly sponsored by the German Embassy.
If you take a look at our events page, you will see that we have a packed programme for this anniversary year. Participants are distributed across Oxford, yet linked by a “Reformation Trail”. They include libraries (the Taylor Institution Library, the Print Workshop of the Bodleian Library, but also College libraries), colleges (St Edmund Hall, New College, Exeter College), churches (St Columba’s United Reformed Church, St Michael’s at the Northgate, Kidlington Methodist Church) and schools (Magdalen College School, other schools in the Oxford German Network).
“Reformation in Oxford” brings the legacy of the Reformation alive in three key areas: translating, printing and singing. Original Reformation prints are being made accessible through new translations, in partnership with the libraries; the way Reformation ideas were disseminated can be experienced first-hand in the Bodleian’s Print Workshop; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Reformation cantatas are being comprehensively explored in concerts by the Oxford Bach Soloists, to a wide range of groups and congregations.
The overall aim is to demonstrate to anyone and everyone in Oxford with an interest in the Reformation, from school children to College lecturers, the influence which the Reformation has had, and still has to this day.