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.

The OBR Annual Lecture, 2017 - Tuesday 28 November

This year Dr. Simon Bradley will speak on 'Pevsner and the Oxford Colleges'. Dr. Bradley is joint editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides series, the original volumes of which are currently being revised. He is currently working on Oxford for the forthcoming volume Oxfordshire: Oxford and the South East.

The lecture will be held at 5:30 in the OUDCE lecture theatre at Rewley House, Oxford, OX1 2JA.

Events and courses open to the public

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.