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20. Holywell Cemetery

15 October 2019, 11:00 - 12:00

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A stone’s throw from the Holywell Music Room is the beautifully rambling Holywell Cemetery. Many well-known figures are buried there including the famous Sanskrit scholar and philologist Max Müller, the son of Wilhelm Müller who was the poet of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise. William Whyte, Chair of the Oxford Preservation Trust and the Oxford Historical Society, gives a brief introduction to Max Müller, as well as other important people laid to rest there, before a visit to the cemetery (weather permitting).

Please meet at Holywell Music Room at 11am.

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Prof William Whyte

Prof William Whyte


Like all historians, I am interested in people, but unlike many I am also equally preoccupied by things and places. I'm especially intrigued by what the serious investigation of the built and natural environment does to existing accounts of modern British and European history. My research has consequently often focused on architecture, and I have a special interest in institutions like schools, universities, and churches. My first book, Oxford Jackson: architecture, education, status, and style, 1835-1924 (OUP, 2006) explored the wor... Read Full Biography

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