Exhibitions & events

1 October to 3 November:  Olive Gibbs: Local Labour politician and national peace campaigner, Oxford born and bred. An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Oxford at St Barnabas Church. The exhibition will then be at Cutteslowe Community Centre from 5 to 30 November and the City of Oxford College from 4 to 21 December.

Tuesday 9 October, 7:30pm: Tunnelling for Victory in WW1, a lecture by Robin Sanderson and Richard Crompton. Part of the Dunsden Owen Association‘s First World War lecture series. (The war poet Wilfred Owen lived in Dunsden in south Oxfordshire from 1911 to 1913.) More details of this and other lectures in the series here and here.

Sunday 14 October, 10am – 4pm: The Oxfordshire Museums Resource Centre in Stanlake (OX29 7QG) will be holding its annual open day, a great chance to see behind the scenes of the museum stores, view the collections and find out about the many things that have kept staff and volunteers busy this year. Highlights will include History’s Mysteries where visitors can explore the more obscure objects and their stories, and a visit to the conservation laboratory where the victims of a Viking massacre are still giving up their secrets. The event is free and there’s no need to book. Guided tours, free parking and easy level ground access.

Friday 2 November, 10:30am – 4:45pm: Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919, a workshop for anyone interested in Oxford’s role in the First World War. It is organised by the University’s Globalising and Localising the Great War programme and will take place at Somerville College in Oxford. Further details and booking here.

Friday 2 November, 2:00 – 5:00pm: A Women’s Suffrage and WW1 Collection Afternoon at the Rumble Museum at Cheney School in Oxford to which people are invited to bring items and stories for inclusion in the University of Oxford’s Lest We Forget project. Part of a series of free public events to commemorate the centenary of some women getting the vote for the first time in this country, and of the end of the First World War.

Saturday 3 November: OLHA’s Autumn Study Day, Wallingford and its Castle. Further details and booking here.

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 November: Chalgrove Men of World War I Remembered, an exhibition to commemorate the 72 men from the village who served in the First World War (11 of whom died), at the John Hampden Hall, Chalgrove. Further information here.

Saturday 10 November (11am – 5pm) and Sunday 11 November (1pm – 4pm): Adderbury History Association’s exhibition Adderbury and the Great War in the Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Chapel Lane. The exhibition will commemorate the roles played by all the people of the village in the war, whether fighting at the frontline or contributing to the war effort at home. Photographs, pictures, memorabilia and original documents will combine to show what life was like during the period 1914 to 1918. Free and open to all.

Ongoing until 2 December: 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.

Tuesday 4 December, 4:30 – 7:00pm: A talk by Helen Pankhurst followed by a screening of Sarah Gavron’s 2015 film Suffragette at the Rumble Museum at Cheney School in Oxford. Further information here. Part of a series of free public events to commemorate the centenary of some women getting the vote for the first time in this country.

Friday 14 December, 10:30am – 3:00pm: An all-day celebration of women’s suffrage, with talks, stalls, storytelling and more at the Rumble Museum at Cheney School in Oxford. Some booking required. Part of a series of free public events to commemorate the centenary of some women getting the vote for the first time in this country.

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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