This year OBR will have no excursions, as we have not had 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, often has tours. See the OAHS website.

Sunday 9 November, Presentation Day

This year’s presentation day will be in Goring, in the Canterbury Room of the St. Thomas of Canterbury church. It will follow the usual format with a walkabout in the morning, a buffet lunch, and talks in the afternoon. Further details nearer the time.

This is a chance for members to meet up and hear about the various recording projects which have taken place over the past year.

Events and courses open to the public

OAHS Excursions

In addition to their regular meetings, the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society have excursions both near and not so near. There will be local excursions on 23 June to Nuneham Courtenay and 3 August to Chalgrove. See their programme for more 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.