Members touring Tewkesbury buildings

For OBR members

In common with other organisations we have no member events planned but hope to do so when allowed to do so under government guidelines.

If you would like to suggest a future excursion, please contact our events sectretary.

Building surveying and recording is open to all members, serving as training exercises for the novice guided by experienced architectural historians as we analyse and record a wide range of vernacular buildings.

Surveying & recording a house in N. Oxfordshire

Many of the county’s  historic houses lay hidden behind modernised exteriors, awaiting discovery, and as more of us become aware of what gems lay inside the more we understand how our ancestors lived and shaped their homes.

At our Presentation Day each November members share their year’s achievements and discoveries from around Oxfordshire.

Many of us are also members of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS) which, in addition to lectures, usually has a full programme of summer excursions, mostly to historic buildings.

See the OAHS website.

Watch here for forthcoming events as soon as we can organise them.

Events and courses by other organisations

OAHS Excursions

In addition to their regular meetings, the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society have excursions both near and not so near. 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 Living 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.