White Rose Project Activities

2020-2021 | Year Three

The third year of the project began in October 2020 with the launch of the third annual White Rose Translation Project. The Project’s work was once again generously funded by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

November 2020: The White Rose Project took part in the Being Human Festival of the Humanities with an event that explored the cultural references in the White Rose resistance pamphlets. Dr Alex Lloyd was also awarded a Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund Award to support a project with the award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA.

February 2021: From 15-27 February the Project followed the events of the White Rose resistance as they happened in real time through daily posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This year marked the 78th anniversary of the first White Rose trials and was also a year when the dates and days of the week coincided. At the heart of the week was a live reading of the pamphlets in English by current and former students and academics, mirroring the membership of the original group. 

March 2021: Dr Alex Lloyd was invited to give a keynote address on the White Rose at the conference Developing a Christian Mind at Oxford.

May 2021: The White Rose Project hosted a very successful colloquium on ‘The White Rose and the Uses of Culture’ with academics from the universities of Oxford, Reading, and Vienna. A publication is forthcoming. Dr Alex Lloyd also gave a talk to prospective History and/or German students in Years 10-13 on the White Rose for Magdalen College’s outreach programme ‘Talks with Tutors’.

June 2021: The student translators were able to meet in person for the first time this year at a small celebration to mark the end of the academic year. This was generously hosted by St Edmund Hall, Oxford. The winners of the 2021 Oxford German Olympiad Round 2 White Rose prizes were announced, and an online prize giving was held. We were delighted to be joined by Dr Hildegard Kronawitter, Director of the Wei├če Rose Stiftung, Munich, who was head judge for the White Rose Writing Competition this year.