Exhibitions & events

4 March – 22 April, 10.00am – 5.00pm: Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids – A journey through the ritual year. A free exhibition in the Gallery at Oxford Town Hall of the work of photographer Sara Hannant, featuring English customs and rituals throughout the year, from costumed processions to traditional dances and ceremonies. The exhibition is on loan from the Horniman Museum in London, and marks the centenary of the death of Oxford antiquary Percy Manning. It also features photographs of the Cowley Road Carnival since its inception.

13 May 2017, 9:15am – 3:15pm: Hidden Oxford – Secret Places Revealed, a day school at the University’s Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, in association with the Oxford Preservation Trust, looking at the city’s archives, hidden wall paints, precious industrial heritage and what lies beneath our feet. Further information and booking here.

14 May 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm: International Dylan Thomas Day walk around Oxford, with local historian Mark Davies. Expect ‘tales of youth’ and of ‘rough and adventurous relaxations’, of leeks and harps and toasted cheese and dragons and at least one Red Herring, on an exploration of the historical and literary connections between Oxford and Wales, from pre-Roman to the 20th century. Tickets £12, including entrance to Magdalen College. Further information and booking here.

3 June 2017: The British Association for Local History (BALH)‘s annual Local History Day in London. The main lecture will be by Christopher Dyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leicester, on migration and social mobility in the middle ages. Further information here and a booking form here.

17 June 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm: Oxfordshire Past 2017 at the Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame OX9 3AJ, for all those interested in Oxfordshire’s history, buildings and archaeology. More information here.

20 June 2017, 6:00 – 7:00pm: Visit to Nuneham Park, including a tour of All Saints Church and a chance to enjoy the Capability Brown landscape and views. Organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust, open to members and non-members. Further information and booking here.

9 – 10 September 2017: Heritage Open Weekend, many venues across the city and county will be participating.

21 October 2017: From the Cotswolds to the Chilterns: The historic landscapes of Oxfordshire, a conference hosted by the Society for Landscape Studies and the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society, at St Anne’s College in Oxford. Further details and a booking form here.

If you are aware of other current exhibitions or events which could be included on this page please contact membership@olha.org.uk

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