Exhibitions & events

20 September – 26 October 2017Bampton Community Archive’s current exhibition exploring the history of this West Oxfordshire town through the stories of the architecture and residents of three houses continues until . Details of venue and opening times here.

20 September – 5 November 2017: The latest small exhibition in the Proscholium of the Old Bodleian Library, Revealing hidden Oxford, explores the city’s long history of housing, transport and planning challenges and includes Thomas Sharp’s 1946 Redevelopment Plan which envisaged radical and highly controversial changes to Oxford’s layout. Further information here.

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 l

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.

21 & 22 October 2017: Fair Mile Hospital Revisited, an exhibition about one of the last Victorian pauper lunatic asylums, will be at the Great Hall, Fair Mile, Cholsey. Further details here.

21 October 2017, 10:30am – 7:30pm: A centenary celebration of Constance Coltman: Pioneer of Women in Christian Ministry. On 17 September 1917 Constance Todd became the first English woman to be ordained as a minister when she and her fiancé Claud Coltman were ordained to the Congregational Ministry in London. The following day they married. Constance studied history for her undergraduate degree at Somerville College and theology at Mansfield College. Her ministries included Cowley Road, Oxford, from 1924-1932. She was a committed pacifist and suffragist and promoted women’s ordination. Free event at Somerville and Mansfield Colleges, Oxford. Further details and booking 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.

10 November 2017: Students and staff at the Rumble Museum at Cheney School in East Oxford are running a WWI Digital Collection Day. People from the local community and beyond are invited to bring photographs, diaries, letters, medals and souvenirs which families have kept from World War One, or stories which have been passed down. Trained Cheney School students will record stories and photograph objects and take down details of their background. The results will then be uploaded to a major website which will be launched on 11 November 2018. The event is part of the national Lest We Forget project co-ordinated by the University of Oxford. Further information here.

11 & 12 November 2017: The Steeple Aston Village Archive will hold an exhibition on The History of Steeple Aston Church. Steeple Aston Village Hall, Saturday 2-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

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.

21 November 2017 to 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.

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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