Exhibition: Alice in Typhoidland

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Alice in Typhoidland

  11 January – 26 July 2020 

 Admission free

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

In light of COVID-19 all remaining talks in the speaker programme have been postponed until further notice.


Alice in Typhoidland explores the past and present of typhoid. A killer of paupers, princes, and presidents, typhoid was an invisible threat in Victorian England and remains dangerous in many areas today.

Join Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) on a murky tour of Oxford’s underside: learn how doctors and engineers controlled typhoid to stop the disease from spreading in Alice’s city, and see how sanitation, vaccination, and typhoid have evolved since.

Visit the project website for films, games, educational resources and links to the project's research.