Exhibitions & events

From now 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!

10 June to 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.

1 July to 26 August 2017: Local historian Mark Davies will be leading guided walks and giving illustrated talks mainly about Oxford author Lewis Carroll and his most famous creation, Alice, in July and August. Further information and booking details here.

23 July 2017, 3-5pm, East Oxford Community Centre: Launch of CowleyRoad.org, a new visual archive of the hidden history of Oxford’s favourite street – the Cowley Road. All the content is open access, created by local people and available for sharing and reuse. Eventually every public and commercial building from the Plain to Magdalen Road will have its own webpage with information and images. The launch will include a talk about the history of East Oxford by local historian Liz Woolley. The event is free and everyone is welcome to come to hear more about the project and to find out how to get involved.

27 July 2017: a talk about recent archaeological investigations in Oxford, part of the 2017 Festival of Archaeology. Further information here.

9 – 10 September 2017: Heritage Open Weekend, many venues across the city and county will be participating.

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.

30 September to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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