Heritage Pathway Site Trip & Museum Workshop: Winchester

Winchester Arc, formerly the Winchester Discovery Centre

Image credit: Stephen Richards / Former Corn Exchange, Jewry Street, Winchester 

This term’s Heritage Pathway trip will be to Winchester! In this session we will visit, explore and evaluate 878 AD, an immersive visitor experience recreating a crucial moment in Winchester’s history by combining VR, live acting and historic collections. We will explore the experience, which was designed by the Hampshire Cultural Trust in conjunction with Ubisoft, the leading video game company responsible for Assassin’s Creed. We will then go out into the City to test the associated app. We will then move to the Arc, Winchester’s cultural hub located in a grade II-listed building, for a bespoke workshop with Oxford staff and the Hampshire Cultural Trust team.

Throughout the day, we will consider the following questions:   

•    What value does an immersive experience provide? 
•    Does an immersive experience add to your understanding of the heritage site and its story? 
•    What role does gamification play?  
•    What audience might be particularly attracted to, or conversely, alienated by, such technology? 

Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We will be travelling by coach which will pick us up at 8.45am outside the Radcliffe Humanities Building. We will be leaving Winchester at 4pm and are expecting to be back in Oxford at 5.30pm, subject to traffic conditions.

**Please note, this course requires a £20 deposit which will be refunded once you have attended the course, or have cancelled your place at least 72 hours before the course start date. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more information. 


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Queries about this opportunity should be addressed to training@humanities.ox.ac.uk