Exhibitions & events

Ongoing until Wednesday 28 February: Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919. A free exhibition to commemorate Oxford during the First World War, on the top floor of the Westgate Library, OxfordOpen during normal library opening hours. The exhibition will then be at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, from 19 March to 31 July. Further information here.

28 February: The Oxfordshire History Centre (OHC) is running a free Oxfordshire Manorial Documents Register Study Afternoon at which you can learn about the county’s wealth of manorial records, and how best to study them. Further information and booking here.

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm: Doing Their Bit: Life on the Home Front a free exhibition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Abingdon Community Freespace, The Precinct, 18 Bury Street. Visitors will learn about the Home Guard and about what women and children did during the War, and there will be re-enactors and home front displays. Further information here.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March, 2-5pm: The 25th annual exhibition of The Lockinge Estate, Past and Present will be in the Loyd Lindsay Rooms, Ardington (near Didcot). Admission free, refreshments available.
Further information from thearchivekeepers@gmail.com, 01235 769457.

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March: Trees and Townscapes: Past, Present and Future, a two-day conference to be held at St John’s College, Oxford. Organised by the Oxfordshire Gardens Trust to address questions such as Why do trees matter to people? How do we assess their value in townscapes? How can we balance their aesthetic value with other values such as ecology? Is there too much control over existing trees? and Do we need more control over planting new trees? Further information here, programme here, and booking form here.

Ongoing until 23 March: Windrush Years – Next Generations an exhibition in Oxford Town Hall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush. It includes recordings of members of the Windrush generation who live in Oxford talking about their experiences of coming to live in England and the contributions that they have made to Oxford, including in nursing and teaching. Free, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

If you know of any relevant events which could be advertised on this page, please send details to: membership@olha.org.uk

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