Venue, Timing and Cost
An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Olive Gibbs, born in 1918 in the ‘tough but full-blooded’ parish of St Thomas’s in West Oxford. Olive went on to become a redoubtable local Labour politician, peace campaigner, and founding member of CND. During her long political career she helped to stop the building of an inner relief road through Christ Church Meadow, prevented the mass clearance of housing in Jericho and was instrumental in the demolition of the infamous Cutteslowe Walls. She protested against the Spanish Civil War with Denis Healey and later led anti-nuclear marches with Marc Bolan, Joan Baez and Donovan. This exhibition reveals more of Olive's extraordinary life and legacy to Oxford.