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Peace circle in Bury Knowle Park (2002)

Peace circle

This sculpture is intended to be “A symbol of hope from our children for the future”. It consists of ten relief tablets, each featuring a symbol of hope, one of which is shown above.

The sculptor Diana Bell (who also designed the sculpture on the Manor Hospital) worked with children from schools then in the Headington Schools Partnership, namely Headington Nursery School, Slade Nursery School, Barton Village First School, Headington Quarry First School, St Andrew's First School, Windmill First School, Wood Farm First School, Bayswater Middle School, Headington Middle School, the Ormerod School, and the Hospital School. Pupils from Cheney Upper School also took part.

The £4,000 project was funded by grants from Southern Arts, the Oxfordshire Educational Trust for the Development of the Arts, and City of Oxford Charities, with help from Oxford City Council.

It was unveiled on 21 February 2002 in the presence of the sculptor, the Precentor of Christ Church (the Revd Justin Lewis-Anthony), and Sheikh Mohammed Qasim from the Stanley Road mosque.


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