Exhibitions & events

Wednesday 6 December – 8 January 2018: A new exhibition The Indian Army in the First World War at the Banbury Museum. Men of the 1st Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry served as part of the Indian Army in Mesopotamia (Iraq). British and Indian soldiers fought and died side by side and are commemorated in places whose names are now well known to us, including Basra, Kut and Baghdad. Further information here.

Tuesday 9 January – Friday 23 February 2018: A new exhibition about Belgian refugees and troops in Oxford during the First World War at the Oxfordshire History Centre – available to view during normal opening hours.

Ongoing until 16 February 2018: Orphans of the Sea: The History of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation in London and Berkshire continues at the Berkshire Record Office in Reading. The exhibition celebrates the 190th anniversary of one of Britain’s foremost maritime charities. Explore the story of the RMNEF and the children that it has helped. Free admission during normal opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Ongoing until 31 March 2018: Twenty Years of Treasure at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. The exhibition celebrates twenty years of both the Treasure Act and the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the latter’s contribution to our understanding of Oxfordshire’s history. All the objects on display have been found over the last twenty years by local people and metal detectorists. They range from clay pipes and pots to gold coin hoards and Elizabethan rings. Recent acquisitions such as a beautifully decorated pair of Roman callipers are on display for the first time. Further information here.

Saturday 28 April 2018: North Oxford from Betjeman to Zaha Hadid: Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation. The annual OUDCE local history day school, run in partnership with the Oxford Preservation Trust, will explore the remarkably well preserved suburb of North Oxford, one of the first Conservation Areas in the country. Rewley House, Wellington Square, Oxford. Further information and booking here.

Ongoing until 2 December 2018: Oxfordshire Remembers 1914-18, Part II. A WW1 centenary exhibition focusing on stories from the closing years of the Great War. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock. See the website for full details and opening times.

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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