Headington history



Headington on 1590 tapestry mapHeadington (“Heddendon”) on the Sheldon tapestry map of Oxfordshire dated c.1590



Headington was still under the sea
Fragments of coral and the fossils of sea urchins remain at Magdalen Quarry and Rock Edge, which was probably the boundary between a coral reef and the surrounding shallow sea

c.1000 BC

Stone Age man was living in Headington
(Artefacts found at Manor Ground and in Quarry and Barton Lane area)

c.600 BC

Bronze Age/early Iron Age man was living in Headington
(Artefacts found at Manor Ground and Ruskin College)


Roman Headington
(Villa found at Headington Wick, kilns on site of present Churchill Hospital and NE end of The Slade, and pottery in Barton, Ruskin College, etc)


Saxons were living in central Headington
(Burial ground discovered on site of present Stephen Road)


The town of Oxford had been carved out of the royal domain of Headington by this date


King Ethelred granted the tithes of the “royal vill” of Headington (“Headan dune”) to St Frideswide Priory in Oxford on St Andrewstide (7 December)


King Ethelred is believed to have had a palace in Headington by this date


Domesday Book recorded details about Headington that show the King had regained the ownership of it from St Frideswide’s Priory.

Two Hundreds were attached at this time to the royal manor of Headington: the Bullingdon Hundred, which survived until 1930, and the Soterlawa (later the Northgate) Hundred


First mention of St Andrew’s Church, Headington (in a charter of Henry I)


Death of Henry I, the last king to reside in Headington


Headington Manor was sold by the King to Hugh de Pluggenait


The windmill was already in existence on Windmill Road

Cow burial dating from the twelfth or early thirteenth century found near Stoke House indicates occupation near the present Stoke Place


Oxfordshire Eyre: Philip Mikekan held £10's worth of land in Headington of the king by serjeanty as keeper of the forest of Shotover and Stowood


The hamlet of Barton was so well established that it was already known as “Old Barton”. The Hundred Rolls of 1279 recorded eleven households there


The Manor of Headington continued to control land from Headington Wick in the east to Binsey in the west, and from Sescut Farm in Wolvercote in the north to Shotover in the south


Quarrying began in earnest: New College bell-tower was built of Headington stone


The ecclesiastical parish of Marston was united with Headington


William Orchard leased a quarry in Headington for stone to build Magdalen College


Start of the rule of the Brome/Whorwood dynasty as Lords of the Manor of Headington


Mention of a wayside cross in Headington, probably at High Cross Bush (the Headington carfax)

During the reign of Henry VII the villagers of Headington would not restrict their exercise to the practice of archery as required by statute but obstinately preferred “illoyal “ ball games


The Oxford printer Herman Evans had a house in Headington


The road from Headington to Oxford (now Old Road, Warneford Lane, and Cheney Lane) was improved to transport stone down to Oxford via the Milham Ford to build Cardinal College (Christ Church)


The Churchwardens of Headington were charged with having cut down “custom-boughs at Whitsuntide for the Church”


The earliest part of the Rookery (now Ruskin College) was built


Corpus Christi College produced what is probably the earliest surviving map of the whole Headington area, showing all the lands it owned in the area. St Andrew’s Road is named as “Highe Streete” and Cuckoo Lane as “Oxforde Waye”.


A hamlet began to develop around the stone pits at Quarry


Civil War: The Parliamentarian Sir Thomas Fairfax moved his headquarters from Marston to Headington


Mileway stone set up near Gipsy Lane


Charles Beauclair, first son of Charles II and Nell Gwynn, was created Baron Headington


Date of the earliest surviving Headington parish register of St Andrew's Church


This boundary stone was set up near the Bayswater Brook at Barton Farm (now called Lower Farm). It appears to mark the 1298 boundary between the Forest of Shotover and the Manor of Headington


The terraced walkway up Headington Hill was created by public subscription of the University

Highfield Farmhouse was built at about this time


A fire in Old Headington destroyed 24 dwellings

Thomas Hearne recorded that “a great part of the Church Yard … is turned to a prophane Use, and separated from the other Part … by a wall, as if it did not at all belong to it.”


Headington Manor House was built


William Jackson, founder of Jackson’s Oxford Journal, built Headington House


Headington was now well known for bull-baiting, and a near riot occurred here this year when undergraduates, prevented by villagers from tying a cat to a bull's tail, embarked on an orgy of destruction, halted only by the arrival of the proctors


The New London Road was cut through fields between Headington Hill and Wheatley, and three milestones were erected in the part passing through the Headington area. The Britannia Coaching Inn was built soon afterwards on the new road


Tom Paine’s effigy was burnt at Headington on 4 January 1793/4


Bury Knowle House was built


Population of Headington: 669


Headington Enclosure Act with subsequent unrest in Quarry over their funeral path to Old Headington


Free School opened in Headington Quarry


The Lords of the Manor of Headington sold 315 outlying acres of Headington manorial land, comprising most of Headington Quarry and land to the south-west of Old Road and the north-west of Dunstan Road


The original Headington Hill Hall (now just a wing of the present building) was completed for James Morrell senior


Warneford Asylum (Headington’s first hospital) was built


Headington’s first nonconformist chapel (Methodist) opened in Trinity Road, Quarry


The boundary of Oxford was extended eastwards to include St Clement's, just bringing the top part of Headington Hill and the lower part of Cheney Lane into the city


The Headington Union of 22 parishes was set up under the Poor Law Amendment Act

Headington’s second nonconformist chapel (Baptist) opened in the Croft


The 345 remaining acres of the lands of Headington Manor were put up for auction on 3 August 1836; all the land was finally sold in 1846


Registration of Births, Marriages, and Deaths began. Headington became a registration district including parishes as far away as Wheatley and the whole of north Oxford and St Clement's


A new Union Workhouse was built on London Road near Gladstone Road


Old Headington Infant School opened in North Place

Headington's first Post Office opened in Old High Street early in the 1840s


Population of Headington at census: 1,668


Headington National School opened on London Road


Headington Quarry became a separate parish on the opening of Holy Trinity Church


New Headington village was laid out (the present New High Street, Bateman Street, and the grid of small roads to the south)

Headington Brass Band (now the City of Oxford Silver Band) was already performing at fetes in Headington


The newer, grander Headington Hill Hall was completed by James Morrell junior


A replacement larger Methodist Chapel opened in Headington Quarry


Headington Quarry National School opened


All Saints Mission Chapel opens in Church (now Perrin) Street


Wingfield Convalescent Home opened on the present site of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)


New Headington Infant School opened in Church (now Perrin) Street

John Mattock started his rose-growing business in William (now renamed Wilberforce) Street in New Headington village


Land for on top of Headington Hill was purchased for a reservoir to serve St Clement's (but not Headington)


The Revd John Taylor of the Rookery started to sell off the lands of Highfield Farm. The development of the Highfield estate began with a villa on London Road (first known as Ellerslie, later as Dorset House)

Margaret Road recreation ground was given to the people of Headington in exchange for rights over the Open Magdalen


The London Road was disturnpiked and the toll-gates were removed from the central Headington carfax


The development of Pullen’s Lane started with the house called The Pullens


(30 December) The British Workman opened in Old High Street


The windmill on Windmill Road was pulled down


The area of the civil parish of Headington was estimated at 2,171 acres.

Land towards Shotover was added this year, but the farms just to the north of Bayswater Brook were transferred to Stowood Parish, and the Bayswater Brook has been the boundary of Oxford City since that date


The southern part of Lime Walk was built


Headington Cemetery opened

Most of Headington (except for a small part at the west end which came under the Parliamentary Borough of Oxford) became part of the new county constituency of Woodstock (the largest division in the county with a population of 49,500)


Following the Local Government Act of 1888, the Municipal Borough of Oxford was extended eastwards to match the parliamentary borough. As a result, the part of Headington to the west of the Boundary Brook (which runs beside the White Horse, now underground) became part of Oxford, including the Warneford Hospital


Population of Headington at census: 3,005
(Old Headington 879, Headington Quarry 1,080, New Headington 1,046)

Area of the civil parish of Headington now 2,257 acres


The Co-op opened on the corner of London and Windmill Road in a new building (now Finders Keepers and a nail bar) newly erected on the site of former toll-house: the first shop on the London Road

Boundary stones were set up on Boundary Brook by Cuckoo Lane and Headington Road to mark the new 1889 boundary between Oxford and Headington


Headington Football Club (later Headington United and eventually Oxford United) was founded

West's Nursery opened on Windmill Road


Headington Rural District Council, covering much of the countryside to the east of Oxford, was created (map)


Cecil Sharp saw William Kimber morris-dancing at Sandfield Cottage on London Road, and this led to the revival of English folk music


Shotover Reservoir was built at Shotover Kilns in Headington Quarry, receiving water from the Headington Hill Reservoir, and gradually Headington began to get piped water for the first time


Headington’s first council school opened on Margaret Road


Joe Pullen’s Tree, Headington’s famous landmark, was burnt down

In September the Conservative van touring the county with propaganda against the People's Budget was overturned in Headington Quarry


All Saints Church in Lime Walk opened, and New Headington village plus the newer houses built on the former Highfield Farm became a separate parish from St Andrew’s, known as Highfield


Population of Headington at census: 4,488

Water mains were laid in Stapleton Road and Latimer Road


(15 April) John Wesley Woodward of Windmill Road was one of the bandsmen who died on the Titanic


The 1½-mile residence limit for members of Congregation was abolished, leading to dons’ families moving to Old Headington, and to new houses built in the 1920s at the western end of Old Road


The brickfields in Quarry ceased operation


Many Headington men died at the Somme. The eventual total of Headington dead in World War I was 123


The last Lord of the Manor of Headington (Colonel James Hoole) died, and the Trustees of the Radcliffe Infirmary bought the Manor House and its lands


The Revd John Stansfeld bought 20 acres of land to south-east of Quarry Road to give children from St Ebbe's a holiday: originally called St Ebba's, later the Stansfeld Outdoor Centre


C. S. Lewis came to lodge in Headington and stayed for the rest of his life


24 council houses were built between Bury Knowle Park and Barton Road by Headington Rural District Council (just before the first council houses were built in the city of Oxford)


Headington was connected to the city sewage system


Population of Headington at census: 5,328


Headington's “New Cinema” (later the Moulin Rouge) was officially opened at 5.40pm on Monday 8 October 1923


More council houses were built on the west side of Barton Road by Headington Rural District Council


The first city bus service to Headington, terminating at Green Road, was introduced

Shirley Hall in Lime Walk, a large wooden hall provided by Mr J. Shirley of the London Road, was opened by him as an Open (Plymouth) Brethren meeting place for over 350 persons, (It was later taken over by the Exclusive Brethren, and is now the site of St  Ebbe’s in Headington)


Headington Urban District Council was formed at the request of the parish council. It only lasted until Headington became part of Oxford in 1929, but in that short time purchased land on the Barton estate for 60 homes, acquired land for a public open space in Windmill Road (now St Leonard’s Road car park), passed more than 200 plans to erect homes, and granted nearly 40 private enterprise subsidies

(3 Feb) The Osler Pavilion for Consumptives (later the Osler Hospital) was opened by Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the John Radcliffe site


The Parish of Headington (1,529 acres, all to the east of the present Gipsy Lane estate) was incorporated into the City of Oxford under the Oxford Extension Act of 1928, and became part of the civil parish of St Giles and St John. The the rest of Headington was distributed among Elsfield (one acre), Forest Hill (46 acres), Stowood (252 acres), and Horspath (127 acres)

(12 October) Headington Conservative Club opened on the corner of Windmill Road and Bateman Street


Headington Urban District Council was dissolved in August 1929, and the City Council took over the new suburb. Headington was quickly brought up to city standards, getting electricity and telephone for the first time, and better pavements. The Bullingdon Hundred no longer existed.

C.S. Lewis bought The Kilns in Risinghurst with his brother and Mrs Moore


Headington School moved into its present purpose-built building on the Headington Road (opened by Princess Mary on 21 June)

314 council houses were now complete on the new Gipsy Lane estate

Headington Telephone Exchange was now open at the top of Lime Walk

The city council purchased Bury Knowle House and park

Sunnyside, a new 30-bed convalescent home, was built in the grounds of Headington Manor House


The population of Headington was now 10,131, nearly double what it was ten years earlier, mostly because of the development of Morris Motors

Headington Workhouse became a hospital called The Laurels


Bury Knowle Library was the first branch library to be opened in the city of Oxford

Bury Knowle Park was opened to the public

Oxford Preservation Trust bought 50 acres of South Park (handing it over to the city in 1959 to be preserved as an open space). Around the same time it bought a 4½ acre field of Barton Farm to secure the views from Old Headington (sold in 2022). It also bought the Barton Triangle to the north of Barton Lane

Abolition of the Headington registration district that had covered the 22 parishes of the old Headington Union. Henceforth births, marriages, and deaths that took place in Headington were registered in Oxford

Lime Walk Methodist Church opened, and the old chapel in New High Street became the church hall

The Wingfield-Morris Orthopaedic Hospital opened in grounds of the Wingfield Convalescent Home (now Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)


Headington Quarry village hall opened on the corner of Quarry Road and Margaret Road

(4 April) Magdalen College sold to Lord Nuffield all the lands of Wood Farm, including Open Magdalen, on condition that the latter was kept as a permanent open space (now Magdalen Wood)

The Quarry Field between New Headington and Quarry villages, which had originally been earmarked for council housing, was sold by the city council to private individuals for development


The Northern Bypass between the present Headington and Banbury Road roundabouts (unemployment relief work) was completed


The Oxford Youth Hostel opened in Jack Straw’s Lane


Headington’s first Roman Catholic Church (Corpus Christi in Margaret Road) was opened by the Archbishop of Birmingham on 18 February


Headington Sorting Office opened in Lime Walk in part of the telephone exchange building


The Slade Hospital opened on 3 February to replace the Cold Arbour Isolation Hospital

Oxford Crematorium opened in Bayswater Road


The Churchill Hospital was built to provide wartime medical services


Barton council estate was built.
In 1948 the hut used by foreman of works was purchased by the Society of King Charles the Martyr as a place of worship and presented to St Andrew’s Church


Brasenose Reservoir opened on the west side of The Ridings


Building of 570 council houses at Northway started


Lord Nuffield sold the land of Wood Farm and Magdalen Wood (which he had bought from Magdalen College for £26,000 in 1934) to Oxford City Council


Building of 510 council houses started at Wood Farm

J. R. R. Tolkien moved to 76 Sandfield Road

Oxford City Council bought Headington Hill Hall and Park from the Morrell family

Planning application 53/02894/A_H granted for Slade Park Fire Station in Horspath Driftway


Lord Nuffield laid the foundation stone of Oxford College of Technology at Gipsy Lane (now Oxford Brookes University):
Photograph of building work in 1958

Sunnyside Convalescent Home was combined with the Osler Pavilion to form the Osler Hospital.


The Headington Telephone Exchange moved from Lime Walk to its present site on the London Road behind the petrol station


Oxford City Council adopted the first green belt outside London, offering protection to Headington north of the Bayswater Brook

The Church of England created the Conventional District of Bayswater to serve both the Barton and Sandhills estates


260 council houses were built at Town Furze

Consecration of St Mary’s Church in Bayswater Road, designed by N. F. Cachemaille Day

Headley Way was extended southwards through Woodlands Road and right up to the London Road



80 council houses were built at Headington Quarry

Robert Maxwell started to rent Headington Hill Hall for Pergamon Press

Old houses on Green Road in Headington Quarry were demolished to make way for the new eastern bypass linking Headington and Rose Hill

Oxford dealt with the duplication of street names that had resulted from the creation of new suburbs in 1929, and about fifteen names in the three former Headington villages changed


A subway was installed in Headington shopping centre

Headington's second Roman Catholic church, St Anthony of Padua, opened in Headley Way


Opening of Regional Hospital Board Offices off Old Road


The Laurels (the hospital on the site of the former workhouse which had closed in 1960) was demolished


(January) Planning applications for two fifteen-storey blocks, each containing 57 two-bedroom and 28 one-bedroom flats, was approved:
Plowman Tower
in Northway (65/15030/AA_H) and
Forester’s Tower at Wood Farm ( 65/10079/A_H)

(February) Planning application 65/16008/A_H for the Laurels estate (former workhouse site) between Gladstone Road and Pitts Road was approved. This was for one shop, 156 flats, and 43 dwelling houses and garages,
and was followed by further applications up to 1975

(March) Planning permission was granted to replace Sandfield Cottage by the 32 houses of Horwood Close (65/15192/AD_H)


(24 March) All Saints Church House was opened by Princess Margaret


Building started on Phase 1 (maternity department) of the John Radcliffe Hospital


The Osler Hospital closed and was demolished as part of the clearance of the John Radcliffe site


Oxford College of Technology was redesignated Oxford Polytechnic


Old Headington and Headington Quarry were designated Conservation Areas

On 12 November 1971 the Marston Ferry Road was extended, replacing the old ferry and providing a new route to Headington via Headley Way

The first phase of the present John Radcliffe Hospital opened (maternity)


150 council houses were built on site of the Laurels (former workhouse) in Gladstone Road

The creation of the Oxfordshire Green Belt offered protection to the land north of the Bayswater Brook lying between the Bayswater Road and the Marston flyover

Oxford adopted a three-tier system of education. Bayswater Middle School and Headington Middle School opened, and primary schools became first schools


The number of houses built at Barton reached 1600

Headington Hill was designated a Conservation Area

The 190 bus service (later the Espress and then the X90), the first regular non-stop service between Headington and London, started (withdrawn in 2020)


Planning permission was granted to replace a large house with an orchard at 6 New High Street with the 22 flats of Alison Clay House (78/00710/AA_H)


The second main building of the present John Radcliffe Hospital opened


Doris Field Memorial Park was created in Jack Straw's Lane


St Luke’s Hospital moved to Latimer Road

Planning permission 82/00211/GF was granted to build 54 council dwellings at Mattock Close on the land of Mattock’s Nurseries off Windmill Road


St Mary’s Church on the Bayswater Road was granted full parish status

Planning permission 83/00565/GFH was granted to build a small council estate on the lands of Laurel Farm in Old Headington


The first tenants moved into McMaster House in Latimer Road


Opening of the Thornhill Park & Ride


The shark was erected on the roof of 2 New High Street


On 31 March most of Headington became a Smoke Control Area under the City of Oxford (No. 23) Smoke Control Order 1986


Planning permission was granted for “Little Oxford” estate to the south of Old Road (Demesne Furze, Mileway Gardens, Skene Close, Acland Drive, and Roosevelt Drive)


The Oxfordshire (District Boundaries) Order 1991 came into force in March. Oxford's administrative boundary was extended eastwards as far as the Thornhill Park & Ride, and its first boundary stone for 90 years was erected there. The Risinghurst ward of South Oxfordshire District Council was abolished, and the new city ward of Old Marston & Risinghurst was created

Robert Maxwell died, and Headington Hill Hall was repossessed with 84 years still to run on the lease

Headington Cinema (latterly known as Not the Moulin Rouge) closed


Oxford Polytechnic became Oxford Brookes University, named after John Henry Brookes, and took on the lease of Headington Hill Hall

Headington Quarry ecclesiastical parish was reduced in size. Its boundary to the south-west was now the Boundary Brook, but two proposed building sites (Little Oxford and the Warneford Meadow) were included to the west


Redevelopment of the corner of London Road and New High Street began following planning permission granted in January for two retail units (with twelve flats above) in place of the shops at 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, & 94 London Road and 1–1C New High Street (98/01284/NF)

Development started on the Slade Hospital site (Awgar Stone Road)


Development of the University of Oxford Old Road Campus began in earnest


Oxford United played its last game on the Manor Ground

Planning permission 01/00849/NF was granted for 23 more homes on the former Slade Hospital site


The five old city council wards covering the north-east area of Oxford (Headington; Quarry; Wood Farm; Old Marston & Risinghurst; and New Marston) were abolished

Five new city council wards were formed: Barton & Sandhills; Churchill; Headington; Headington Hill & Northway; and Marston, which all came under the new North-East Area Committee

Headington Hill Park was taken out of St Clement's ward and apportioned to the new Headington Hill & Northway ward

A big Street Party for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee was held in Old Headington


The return to a two-tier system of education was completed and
Headington Middle School, Bayswater Middle School, and Headington Quarry First School closed down.

Windmill Primary School moved into the Headington Middle School buildings, Bayards Hill Primary School (the new name for Barton First School) moved into the former Bayswater School buildings, and Headington Nursery School moved into the Headington Quarry School buildings

The first Headington Festival took place

Headington Committee for Development Action (now Headington Action) was registered as a charity

Planning permission was granted for the demolition of Ritchie Russell House and the erection of the Oxford Cancer Centre on the Churchill Hospital site


Planning permission for 115 homes on the site of Barton Village First School was granted (04/00383/RES, modified by 05/00376/RES)

The first pavement cycle lanes appeared on the London and Headington Roads


The Manor Hospital opened on the former Manor Ground

Headington postal distribution and collection office in Lime Walk closed down

(2 July) The No. 2 bus that ran from Barton through Headington to the city centre and then on to Summertown and Kidlington made its last journey, and was replaced by the No. 8 terminating in Oxford


Headington Baptist Church opened its new building on its Old High Street site in November

The EF Language School took over the Plater College buildings in Pullen’s Lane

The planned move of the Bishop of Oxford and the Diocesan Offices to Headington was thwarted by a restrictive covenant on Pullen's End


The Radcliffe Infirmary completed its move to Headington

The Oxford Children’s Hospital and West Wing opened on the John Radcliffe site

St Ebbe’s in Headington Church opened in the former Shirley Hall (latterly the Exclusive Brethren Church) in Lime Walk

Headington Market (originally Headington Farmers' Market) was established at the top of Kennett Road by Headington Action



Slade Territorial Army Barracks closed down, and the OBLI Museum and the Oxford Boer War Memorial moved from Headington to Dalton Barracks The site was bought by Berkeley Homes for £11 million, and work began on a new housing development

Work started on widening and improving the Headington and London Road

The special Armed Forces Department of Pathology opened at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and repatriation tributes to soldiers killed in Afghanistan started in Headley Way on 16 June



The Oxford Cancer Centre opened on the Churchill site

A 20mph speed limit came into operation in Headington centre and on all minor roads in Headington and Marston (1 September)

Dorset House on the London Road was demolished by Quintain, who then sold the site to Berkeley Homes for £5m




The Warneford Meadow was registered as a Town Green

The Headington subway was filled in as part of the second phase of the London Road scheme



The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust was formed, including the whole of the John Radcliffe Hospital, the Churchill Hospital, and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

The EF International Academy took over Cotuit Hall

The eighteenth-century walled garden at Ruskin College was restored

The North-East Area Committee was abolished in May. It was replaced by the East Area Planning Committee (plus North-East Area Forum meetings every three months, but the latter had faded away by the end of 2014)



A Sikh Temple (Gurdwara Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Oxford) opened at 295–297 London Road in August

Ruskin College moved its entire operation to the Ruskin Hall site in Old Headington

The first Brookes students moved into the new housing on the Dorset House site



Abacus College moved to Headington (closed 2017)



Thomas Homes completed The Willows development on the former Barton Road Cricket Ground

The Oxford Trust purchased the Stansfeld Outdoor Centre in Quarry



House building began on the new Barton Park estate

The “Access to Headington” road improvement scheme began

Work began on the £14.8 million Hospital Energy Project linking the Churchill with the John Radcliffe Hospital

Lock Court opened on the former city council depot site in Bury Knowle Park



The Big Data Institute was opened on the Old Road Campus by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond

Beech House at 36–40 London Road (on the corner of Latimer Road) opened as an accommodation block for Brookes students

The Headington Neighbourhood Plan was adopted



Cala Homes marketed the first of the 52 new homes off Waynflete Road and Bayswater Farm Road (on the site of the former Bayswater Park) at prices ranging from £300,950 to £715,950

Christ Church purchased Wick Farm to add to existing land north of the Bayswater Brook with a view to future development



The first council houses at Barton Park were occupied

Anytime Fitness became the first gym in central Headington when it opened in the former Abacus College premises



Ronald MacDonald House opened in Woodlands Road

On the basis of a consultation held in 2019, Oxford City Council decided in March not to create a Community Council in the Headington area

Thornhill Park”, the 134 flats created in the former Nielsen's offices, were completed and rented out

Barton Park Primary School opened in September

On 10 December South Oxfordshire District Council voted to accept its Local Plan, which includes 1,100 houses on the land north of the Bayswater Brook

The Jenner Institute on the Old Road campus (together with the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Churchill Hospital) designed a Covid-19 vaccine early in the year that was approved in the UK in December



The Oxford Preservation Trust bought the 1.95 acre Larkins Lane Field
but sold to developers the 4½ acre field to the east of Lower Farm in Barton which it had protected since the 1930s



(15 June) Professor Clive Booth (Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University from 1992 to 1997) laid the foundation stone of the redeveloped Clive Booth student village

See also Brief History of Headington

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