Malcolm Airs, OBE.
OAHS Vice-President and former President Malcolm Airs was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours recently for his services to the historic environment, conservation and education. All those who know him or have heard him speak will surely feel it was well deserved.
The OAHS journal Oxoniensia is now available online. All but the most recent five volumes are freely available under a Creative Commons licence; the most recent volumes are available to subscribers.
Oxfordshire Past 2019
Oxfordshire Past 2019 will be held on Saturday 8 June at the Corn Exchange, Market Square, Witney OX28 6AB from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for anyone interested in history, buildings and archaeology. Stalls and exhibits will be open throughout the day.
Attendance at Oxfordshire Past costs £7 and must be booked in advance. The fee of £7 includes tea/coffee but not lunch. The Corn Exchange is in Witney town centre and there are many shops and eating places nearby.
The S1 and S2 buses run between Oxford and Witney, stopping in Witney's Market Place. Free car parking is available in the Woolgate Centre Car Park (OX28 6AR) in Witan Way, 5 minutes' walk from the Corn Exchange.
Booking for Oxfordshire Past
Please pay online (for both OAHS members and non-members,) OR send a cheque for £7 payable to 'Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society' to Becky Peacock at Oxfordshire Past, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES. If paying by cheque, please assume receipt as no acknowledgement will be made. Email for enquiries:
Saturday 8th June
Online booking for 2019 excursions will open shortly
We ask members to book excursions using the website. Payment may be made by cheque to the address below. You may use a paper booking form if you prefer - download here.
Cancellations will be accepted up to the time of the Book by date, and refunds made, subject to a £5.00 administration fee per booking being deducted. No refunds will be made after the Book by date. Members can edit other details of their bookings on the website up to the 'book by' date. Members wishing to cancel, or experiencing any difficulties booking should contact
If you wish to use your own transport, the full cost of the excursion will still have to be made, but let us know if this is the case as car parking is limited at the Private House venues.
Please don't contact the individual guides about booking issues. Use the email just given.
Fuller details will be sent by email to participants a week before the excursion.
Postal enquiries and cheque paymnents should be sent to
Shipton on Cherwell
Members with limited mobility must contact the Events Secretary, John Hine, Tel: 01865 841698, before booking an event, to discuss whether special access arrangements can be made to buildings or locations. The Society will do its best to accommodate special needs, but reserves the right to refuse access to its events where, in the judgement of the Committee, the safety of an individual or of other participants is put at risk.
Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society is a registered charity, registration number 259055.