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, often has tours. See the OAHS website.

Sunday 25 November, Presentation Day

This year’s presentation day will be in Oxford. It will follow the usual format with a walkabout in the morning, a buffet lunch, and talks in the afternoon. This year our walk will be led by Vic Allison, former Deputy Surveyor to the University. Vic will show us some of the buildings with which he has been involved.

This is a chance for members to meet up and hear about the various recording projects which have taken place over the past year. Detail and booking form in the Oxon Recorder, 75, or download the flyer here.

Tuesday 27 November, OBR Annual Lecture

Dr. Dan Miles (Oxford Dendrochronology Labratory) will be talking on “Three decades of dendro-dating in Oxfordshire”. Please see the latest Oxon Recorder (Issue 75) for details of venue and time.

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.