Exhibitions & events

2 – 17 September 2017: The Gloucester History Festival with an intriguing and wide-ranging programme on the theme of ‘revolution and innovation’. There will be over 100 events across the city. Readers of this website can get a 25% discount on all Blackfriars Talks tickets – choose your events on the website and then book online, adding the letters OV into the concession box before paying. Bookings using the same discount code can also be made via the box office on 01452 396572.

6 – 9 September 2017: A conference entitled Renaissance College: Corpus Christi College Oxford in context c.1450-c.1650 will be held at Corpus Christi. Further information and booking here.

7 – 10 September 2017: Heritage Open Days, many venues across the city and county will be participating. Further information here.

10 September 2017, 2-5pm: Open day for the project Wartime at an Oxfordshire Monastery at the church of St John the Evangelist on the Iffley Road, Oxford. People are invited to come along and share photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters, mementos and family stories which will help to build a clear picture of what life was like in East Oxford during the First World War. Further information on the project here.

Continuing until 17 September 2017: The Wychwood Project ’s free exhibition Discovering Wychwood: Living and Working in a Royal Forest is at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. More information here.

23 September  2017, 1:30 – 4:30pm: Watlington Hoard Roadshow. The Watlington Hoard, discovered in 2015, sheds important new light on the relationship between King Alfred the Great and Ceolwulf II of Mercia at a crucial time in their struggle against the Vikings. Part of the hoard is leaving the Ashmolean and travelling home to Watlington for a day. There will be a lecture at 1:30pm for adults and plenty of free hands-on activities for children. Book for the lecture here.

24 September 2017: The Royal Institute of British Architects is offering a tour of one of its Great British Buildings of 2017, Magdalen College’s recently-redesigned library. The library sits within a Grade II* listed building, a former schoolroom designed by John Chessell Buckler and completed in 1851. Further information and booking here.

Continuing until 30 September 2017: guided historic walks of Wallingford, every Saturday morning starting from the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last one to two hours and cost £5 per head; the money goes to support Wallingford Museum. No need to book, just turn up!

30 September – 29 October 2017: An exhibition of recent paintings by Oxfordshire artist Peter Ross will be on display at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. His work features churches in West Oxfordshire, local landscapes and great artists and their work. More information here.

6 October 2017, 2:00 – 3:30pm: Reminiscence session on “Celebrations”. Share memories of fetes, feasts, carnivals and bonfires or birthdays, weddings and christenings. In the Coach House at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Tea and coffee served, £1 per person, all welcome, no need to book.

7 October 2017: Death and Commemoration in the Middle Ages, a study day organised by the Berkshire Local History Association  in Ewelme. The event includes talks from three eminent speakers and access to the church (which has one of the best collections of medieval monuments in the country), the medieval almshouses and school. The study day is open to anyone and OLHA members are warmly invited to attend. Further information and a booking form here.

7 October 2017, 10am – 4pm: The Oxfordshire Family History Society’s 2017 Family History Fair in Woodstock. The event is free and open to all. Further information here.

8 October 2017, 10am – 4pm: Oxfordshire Museums Resource Centre Open Day, Cotswold Dene, Standlake OX29 7QG. A unique opportunity to explore this treasure trove of museum objects from archaeology to the present day, and to meet staff and volunteers to discover more about the work they have been doing over the past year.  Browse the Witney blanket industry collection, in its new dedicated storage area, for a chance to marvel at this world famous industry and to exchange memories of bygone days. Admission free.

14 October 2017: An afternoon with their favourite finds. Four archaeologists, including Paul Booth (Oxford Archaeology) and Anni Byard (Finds Liaison Officer) will share their knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, some of the unique objects that appear in the 20 Years of Treasure exhibition. Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. Tickets £8 (to support purchases of treasure finds) available from the Museum 01993 814106.

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.

3 November 2017, 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Reminiscence session on “J Banbury & Sons”. A talk by John Banbury about the Woodstock shop and a chance to recall the days before supermarkets and online shopping. In the Coach House at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Tea and coffee served, £1 per person, all welcome, no need to book.

12 November 2017: Chalgrove Men of World War I Remembered, an exhibition at the John Hampden Hall, High Street, Chalgrove, following the Remembrance Service which will be at nearby St Mary’s Church from  9:30 to 10:30am. Free and open to all.

25 November 2017, 10am – 5pm: Decades of Change in Archaeological Data at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. £12 per person including tea/coffee (supported by the Friends of the Museum). Space limited so please book your place in advance by telephoning 01993 814106.

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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