Interactive Timeline

Scroll through the timeline below to learn about the history, people and events related to the Department ever since the University of Oxford became involved in the training of teachers in 1885.

Click on the ‘Continue’ button and use your mouse scroll wheel or the slider to literally roll back the years to learn about significant milestones, key dates and important persons in our history.


We are keen to continue adding to and improving our knowledge of the history of the Department and welcome any comments, corrections and contributions (which will be acknowledged on the opening screen). Contact the Web Administrator