For their origins, click on Oxford & the Revival above.
Oxford University Morris dance around the Jack-in-the-Green, Radcliffe Square, May Morning 2018 (video Tim Healey). For more on the Oxford Jack, click on Jack-in-the-Green (above).
The University Morris, aka 'The Ancient Men', wear red baldricks (photo Tim Healey). The City Morris wear red and blue. as below.
Besides a Jack-in-the-Green, the Oxford Morris sides go out on May Morning with a sword bearing fertility cake for distribution, seen here on May Morning 2017 (photo Tim Healey)
Oxford don Theo Chaundy helped form the University side in 1926 and on his death 40 years later the present sword and cake, made of silver-plated copper, was commissioned as a memorial. It bears the inscription 'Theo Chaundy, Most Ancient Man, 1966.' The cake itself is made to a secret recipe...
Goth morris! Armaleggan dance on Broad Street, May Morning 2023 (video Tim Healey).
Cry Havoc; black jackets with a buzzard on the back (photo Edwin Pritchard)
Other Morris sides active in Oxford's immediate environs include: