COULD space tourism, virtual sports and gigs be the norm or a 24-hour Oxford be the future?
In the latest phase of a consultation, Oxford City Council wants people to put forward their ideas for the future of culture and leisure up to 2050.
Each week people have been asked their views on an aspect of life in the city, from transport and housing, to the economy and culture in a bid to create a single document that sets out the city’s aspiration for the future.
People are being asked to consider if the way we interact with culture and leisure will be different in 33 years.
Professor Anne Trefethen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Resources and Information Systems) at the University of Oxford, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have some of the world’s leading collections in Oxford, located in our museums, libraries and gardens.
“By 2050 greater digital capability will not only provide an even richer experience for our visitors but also enable people across the world to engage with the collections.”
Louise Chantal, director at the Oxford Playhouse, said: “We don’t know, and shouldn’t know, what theatre in 2050 will look like.
“We do know, however, online and digital technology will enable huge changes in the distribution and reach of live performance, making cross-genre and international collaborations far more likely. The challenge will be to take the very best of Oxford to the world.”
Go to oxford2050.com for more.