Exhibitions & events

14 January – 26 March 2017: Cameras in the sky. A collection of photographs by Aerofilms, showing Oxfordshire from above, featuring town and country, special events, industry and transport. Free entry. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.

4 March – 22 April, 10.00am – 5.00pm: Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids – A journey through the ritual year. A free exhibition in the Gallery at Oxford Town Hall of the work of photographer Sara Hannant, featuring English customs and rituals throughout the year, from costumed processions to traditional dances and ceremonies. The exhibition is on loan from the Horniman Museum in London, and marks the centenary of the death of Oxford antiquary Percy Manning. It also features photographs of the Cowley Road Carnival since its inception.

24 – 26 March 2017: The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland annual conference at Milton Hill House Hotel in Steventon, with the special theme of place names and personal names of Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. The conference celebrates the work of Margaret Gelling and Ann Cole, and includes a coach excursion led by Ann Cole. It also marks the publication of the 4-volume Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, with talks by editors and contributors. Further information and booking here.

13 May 2017, 9:15am – 3:15pm: Hidden Oxford – Secret Places Revealed, a day school at the University’s Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, in association with the Oxford Preservation Trust, looking at the city’s archives, hidden wall paints, precious industrial heritage and what lies beneath our feet. Further information and booking here.

3 June 2017: The British Association for Local History (BALH)‘s annual Local History Day in London. The main lecture will be by Christopher Dyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leicester, on migration and social mobility in the middle ages. Further information here and a booking form here.

17 June 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm: Oxfordshire Past 2017 at the Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame OX9 3AJ, for all those interested in Oxfordshire’s history, buildings and archaeology. More information here.

20 June 2017, 6:00 – 7:00pm: visit to Nuneham Park, including a tour of All Saints Church and a chance to enjoy the Capability Brown landscape and views. Organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust, open to members and non-members. Further information and booking here.

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

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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