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H 203 x W 276 mm

358 pages

Colour illustrations throughout

Published Jun 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803277042

Digital: 9781803277059

DOI 10.32028/9781803277042

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Oxford; Architecture; Topography; Archaeology; Art; Antiquary; Early Modern; Medieval; Roman; Winchester; Bath; Festschrift

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Essays in Architecture, Archaeology, Topography and the History of Oxford Presented to Julian Munby for His 70th Birthday

Edited by Martin Henig, Nigel Ramsay


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Julian Munby has gained a reputation over half a century in many branches of archaeological and historical knowledge. His lively and warm character and sense of fun has made him many friends who also in some sense feel they are his pupils, and this collection of papers has been assembled as a tribute in honour of his 70th birthday.



Preface by Martin Henig and Nigel Ramsay – Contributions by Hal Munby, Bea Munbu, Jane Woodcock, and Deirdre Forde

Julian Munby’s Publications


The Development of Oxford Dendrochronology – Daniel Miles

The Oxford Races and the Racecourses on Port Meadow – George Lambrick

Oxford Preservation Trust takes the long view: J. M. W Turner and Michael Angelo Rooker – Debbie Dance

Evacustes Phipson (1854-1931) and his watercolours of Oxford’s old houses – Malcolm Graham


The Temple at Bath: Classical, Romano-Celtic or somewhere in between? – Anthony C. King

Winchester: a northern ‘boundary’ – Martin Biddle

Rustic dwellings in rugged protuberances: Two case studies in using buildings archaeology
to understand rock-cut buildings – Edmund Simons

The Legend of Box Tunnel – James Munby


Rediscovering Romanitas: Bronze statues, statuettes and figurines from Britannia, c. 1660 – 1900 – Martin Henig

A medieval Limoges corpus of Christ from Christ Church, Oxford – Marian Campbell

‘Rescued from oblivion…by the magic of art’: Making Pyne’s History of the Royal ResidencesKate Heard

From Microcosm to Radiohead: A Schoolboy Publication by the Artist Oswald Jennings Couldrey while at Abingdon School – Lauren Gilmour Gale and Sarah Wearne


Before there were Guidebooks: Tabulae in Medieval English Cathedrals and Greater Churches – Nigel Ramsay

Thomas Baskerville on the Upper Thames: Verse and Prose by a Seventeenth-Century Maverick – John Blair

The Study of Palaeography in England: Thomas Astle – David Ganz

About the Author

Martin Henig lectured on Roman Art in the University of Oxford for many years, where he was latterly a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College. He is the author of many books and articles on Roman gems and on the art and culture of Roman Britain. Martin serves as an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Oxford.

Nigel Ramsay is Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of History at University College London. He has written on medieval and Tudor legal history, religious history (especially monasticism), art history and heraldry.