This year OBR will have no excursions, as we have not found a volunteer to act as excursions organiser. If you are interested in organising excursions please contact the secretary, who will be pleased to discuss it with you.

However, many of us are also members of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS) which, in addition to lectures, has tours on 11 May, 3 June, 8 July, 16 August and 19 September. See the OAHS program. These are restricted to OAHS members this year.

Events and courses open to the public

Fair Mile Hospital Walks, Cholsey

Ian Wheeler, author of Fair Mile Hospital: a Victorian Asylum, has announced his timetable of guided walks around the hospital. There are six dates this year, but special arrangements can be made for groups of ten or more.

Oxfordshire Past 2017 - Sat 7 June

This year's event of short talks summarising recent historical and archaeological research will be held at Thame. Please see the site for programme.

The Historic Landscapes of Oxfordshire - Sat 21 October

A one day joint conference held by the OAHS and Society of Landscape Studies will be held at St. Anne's College, Oxford. The full title will be "Cotswolds to the Chilterns: The historic Landscapes of Oxfordshire". See programme and booking form for details.

Victoria County History

Staff from VCH Oxfordshire regularly give talks to local groups. See their events page for a calendar.

OUDCE (Oxford University Department for Continuing Education)

The Dept for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, hold courses on architectural history, as well as archaeology and local history.

OAHS (Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society).

See programme for list of talks. Tuesdays  5.30pm – 6.30pm. Place:  Rewley House, Oxford.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The museum runs many courses, from traditional rural trades and crafts to building conservation. They also host a series of evening talks. (And it's a great place to visit, with over fifty reconstructed historic buildings.) See the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum site for details.