Exhibitions & events

Ongoing until 5 January 2020: 3945 Portraits ExhibitionPhotographer Glyn Dewis exhibits his photographic portraits of WW2 veterans. Explore his work, find out about their medals, and hear about their experiences through Glyn’s recorded interviews with them, at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.

Ongoing until 9 February 2020: ‘Oh, What a Lovely War!’ Humour in Times of Conflict. Exhibition exploring the ways in which humour and fun were used to spur on both soldiers and the people back home – before, during and after wartime. Objects, music, posters, art and testimonials from Oxfordshire people combine to illustrate how some of those who lived through times of conflict still managed to put a smile on their faces, at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.

Ongoing until 8 March 2020: Talking Maps, a free exhibition at the Bodleian’s Weston Library in Oxford. The exhibition will celebrate maps and the stories they tell about the places they show, and the people that make and use them. It will include historic maps of Oxford, amongst them a 19th-century ‘drink map’, a 1934 City Council map showing distances either side of the infamous Cutteslowe Walls to bus stops and schools, and never-before-displayed maps of Thomas Sharp’s post-war plan to redesign the city. Further information here.

Ongoing until March 2020: In association with the Weston Library’s Talking Maps exhibition, the Bodleian Libraries and the Oxfordshire History Centre are running a travelling roadshow called Talking Maps in Libraries. This will be a series of monthly events starting in September, each at a different Oxfordshire library, showcasing maps which challenge our understanding of the world, and which can be used to explore the history of local communities. The remaining venues and dates are:

  • Witney Library: Thursday 23 January 2020, 1pm-4pm
  • Abingdon Library: Thursday 20 February 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Thame Library: Thursday 5 March 2020, 10am-1pm

Further information here.

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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