Time Team Tony's a big draw

The Oxford Times: Tony Robinson with, from left, St Ebbe’s School pupils Theo Delves, seven, Lucas Rydh-Smith, seven, and Erin Snape, eight. Picture: OX56742 Antony Moore Buy this photo » Tony Robinson with, from left, St Ebbe’s School pupils Theo Delves, seven, Lucas Rydh-Smith, seven, and Erin Snape, eight. Picture: OX56742 Antony Moore

HE HASN’T yet been appointed Professor of Cunning Plans at Oxford University, but Tony Robinson still had some of the city’s youngsters hanging on his every word.

The Blackaddder star and Time Team presenter visited Oxford’s Magdalen College School to talk about his series of history books for children.

Some 300 children turned out to hear his talk and get their books signed on Wednesday.

He said: “I had an absolutely fantastic time and there was a great crocodile of books-owners with their books to be signed.

“I would say only half of them knew about Blackadder but they all knew about Time Team. One sixth-former had been so inspired by it that he was going to study archaeology at Oxford University.”

Mr Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders series covers the Greeks, Romans and the British Empire. Two new books on inventions and the Second World War have just been published.

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7:06pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Myron Blatz says...

So not true, then, that Tony Robinson was in Oxford as part of Time Team's latest program to find out what happened to all the social housing and shops which Oxford City Council was supposed to have built on the former Cowley Community Centre site on Barns Road, which it demolished a couple of years ago to Labour-controlled City Council's well-publicised mantra of 'More Homes for Oxford' ......?
So not true, then, that Tony Robinson was in Oxford as part of Time Team's latest program to find out what happened to all the social housing and shops which Oxford City Council was supposed to have built on the former Cowley Community Centre site on Barns Road, which it demolished a couple of years ago to Labour-controlled City Council's well-publicised mantra of 'More Homes for Oxford' ......? Myron Blatz

3:06am Sat 2 Feb 13

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe Time Team could also do a program on 'Tanner's Follies - The Lost Public Loos Of Oxford' and especially those at the Castle Street, Westgate, Woodstock Road, Blue Boar Street and St Giles.
Maybe Time Team could also do a program on 'Tanner's Follies - The Lost Public Loos Of Oxford' and especially those at the Castle Street, Westgate, Woodstock Road, Blue Boar Street and St Giles. Myron Blatz

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