Listen to short stories about Headington’s history
Headington has a rich, but not well known, history. To tell the story, eight electronic speakers have been installed along London Road and in Bury Knowle Park. The speakers are fixed in benches, on posts, even in a cut-out model of a shark. At each location you can select from six recordings, each about 90 seconds long. The electronics are powered by solar panels, or – especially for the kids – by wind up.
Hear in Headington is not a Headington Neighbourhood Forum (HNF) project but is fully supported by HNF. To read more about the the project and those who made it happen, click here.
The map below shows the location of the eight speaker stations in central Headington.
Click one of the purple numbered stations (on a phone, you may have to scroll right) and click on the audio link to select to hear the station’s audio recordings.
Alternatively, go to the list below the map.
To go directly to the audio recordings, click on any listening station below:
- 1 – Bury Knowle Park Play Area
- 2 – Bury Knowle Park
- 3 – Central Headington 1
- 4 – Central Headington 2
- 5 – At the top of New High Street
- 6 – Dorset House
- 7 – Headington School
- 8 – Oxford Brookes University
Hear in Headington webpages created by John Nealon on behalf of the HiH