Oskar Jensen

Oskar Jensen

Oskar Jensen gained his doctorate in History from Christ Church, University of Oxford. Formerly a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, he is now Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia, and will shortly take up a prestigious NUAcT Fellowship at the Newcastle University. He has written for the New Statesman and has appeared on BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? and BBC Radio 3 and 4. Vagabonds is his first trade non-fiction book.

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  1. 48. VAGABONDS: LIFE ON THE STREETS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON
    48. VAGABONDS: LIFE ON THE STREETS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY LONDON

    From beggars and thieves to musicians and missionaries, porters and hawkers to sex workers and street criers, Oskar Jensen will reveal the human side of Victorian London by way of its most marginalised citizens: the people who lived on its streets. What emerges is a buzzing, cosmopolitan world of the ‘lower’ classes, diverse in gender, ethnicity, origin, ability and occupation – a world that challenges and fascinates us still. The experiences of Dickensian London’s poor show that queer stories, mixed-race stories, anti-racist stories don’t belong only to the present day, but form a longstanding part of British history.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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  2. 39. TRAVELS THROUGH TIME: 1815 WITH OSKAR JENSEN
    39. TRAVELS THROUGH TIME: 1815 WITH OSKAR JENSEN

    Travels Through Time presenter and historian Violet Moller and Oskar Jensen will travel back to the year 1815, to discover how song helped people deal with calamity and upheaval. They will first visit Kennington in south London, as 22-year-old servant Mary Bailey, who has just been fired, hears an execution ballad about Eliza Fenning. Next, Torbay harbour, as a certain Corsican gentleman sets off total mania and hysteria in thousands whilst remaining unflappable - inspiring a number of songs in the process. Thirdly, Tower Hill, as Joseph Johnson tries to come to terms with alienation, disappointment, and disability - partly through appropriating songs of both hope and protest. They will then return to the present day with a memento of Oskar’s travels.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
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