Happy 90th Birthday OUMM!
On 17th October 1926, Oxford University Men's Morris (OUMM) was officially established as a self-governing body. Immediately prior to this, much of the Morris in Oxford University seems to have been centred around the Oxford Branch of the English Folk Dance Society (EFDS). For more detail, delve in to "OUMM and its background." by Roy Judge.
Practices are held on Wednesday evenings during the Winter at St Baranbas School, Jericho. Why not come & join us?
For more information, contact our Squire: Squire @ am39.com
Our summer Dancing Programme is still being organised, and our first public outing will be at the Oxford Folk Weekend in April.
The most unexpected highlight of 2015 was the making of the video accompanying 'Apparition' by Stealing Sheep along with our good friends Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers!
May Morning 2010
'Bonny Green', Bucknell
The Little Men 2010
Kim, James, Andrew, Tim, Jo
Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men
Tours of the Ancient Men
Tour took us to Uganda to help celebrate St
George's Day, 2008.
We returned to Africa with a Tour to Kenya in
(l to r) John Stott, David Henthorn, John Corlett,
Gerard Robinson, Neil McKay
(front row) John Dawson, Garry Gibbons
The Ancient Men performing Young Collins
(Bledington) at the Equator on 23rd April 2008.
(0 0' 0.00", +32 2' 23.21" according to GPS)
An on-line 'Google map'
of the Tours is now available, as is the Google 'photo
If you would like more information about joining OUMM or
are a former member please complete the CONTACT
form or e-mail The Squire: Squire@am39.com.
Practices take place on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to
9.00pm at St Barnabas School in Jerico from October to
April, in collaboration with Oxford City Morris Men. New
members are always welcome.
60 Years young and still going strong!
The Ancient Men undertook their first tour in 1952
which was based at Fairford, Gloucestershire in collaboration
with The Travelling Morrice. Since then they toured far and
wide, from New Mexico to Japan; more than 100 tours in over 12
countries. To celebrate our Golden Jubilee we revisited the
very first tour during August 2002, also accompanied by The
Travelling Morrice. In 2012 the Diamond Jubilee Tour was based
near Pontadawe, in South Wales. The first and only recorded
tour by Oxford University Mens Morris was based at
Trefusis in Cornwall in 1929.
Previous year's tours:
(more evidence of our activity can be seen on Picasaweb
Ancient Wiltshire 30 July - 6 August 2006, Tour 96.
Happy Chaps on the Wiltshire Tour. ('photos
left to right:
John Stott, Capt Bob, John Forrest, Tim Diaper (kneeling),
Gerard Robinson, Badger Forrest-Blincoe (crouching),
Garry Gibbons, Big John, Chris Sheffield
Information regarding activies in the area,
including a list of local morris sides, can be obtained from:
- ' Tradition is a burden imposed by the dead on the
living.' Radio 4, Today Programme, 1996
- 'Not every tradition, however entrenched, is attractive.
Some should be closed down immediately.' Anon.
- 'Multiplicanda non sunt rea plurima quam oportet' -
William of Occam
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