Part of our Myth and Reality Season

For parents and carers with babies under 12 months or toddlers, but older siblings welcome

With Dr Briddick, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick

Headley Lecture Theatre

Booking is required

What does migration mean for the Ashmolean's collections?

Come and join us at the fourth in our series of baby and toddler-friendly lectures designed to uncover more about the myths and reality present in our collections. Feed your inquisitive minds while feeling comfortable bringing tiny tots.

At this lecture, Dr Briddick from Warwick university explores three objects (shown below) in relation to the history of migration within the Ashmolean's collections.


Silver caster

18th-century caster by Paul de Lamerie

Refugee camp print

Camp of Sick Refugees, Japanese print, 1947

Nineveh fragment Middle Eastern relief

Ancient Middle Eastern relief fragment showing captives being escorted by Assyrian soldiers

Practical information

The event takes place in the Headley Lecture Theatre on the lower ground floor, which is lift-accessible. Buggies or pushchairs are welcome in the Museum and we can also store buggies if needed.

This lecture is one in our 2023 series of Bring Baby Lectures.


Booking is essential, and tickets are £14.30 per family


If you have any questions before the event, please email