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.
A Parish of Two Halves: New and South Hinksey in the Era of the 1st World War
|Lecturer: Anne Laurence|
|Date: 29th January 2019|
|Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Place: Rewley House|
New Hinksey was described by its vicar as the poorest parish in Oxford before the First World War. Its sister community of South Hinksey (which shared a vicar) was one of the poorest in Berkshire. The First World War affected every community deeply, but in rather different ways in town and country. The juxtaposition of these two communities in a single parish encapsulates the transformations of the First World war in work and family life in town and country settings less than a quarter of a mile apart.
Anne Laurence was Professor of History at the Open University. She has published extensively on early modern women, and is now co-ordinating a community history project commemorating the men who died in the 1st World War from the south Oxford parish where she lives.
The Society's speaker meetings and committee meetings are held in Rewley House, Oxford (marked R).
There are metered parking spaces on the west and north sides of Wellington Square. More spaces are normally available on the west side of St Giles where it joins Woodstock Road. From here it is only a short walk down Little Clarendon Street and across Wellington Square to Rewley House.
Parking in Wellington Square is charged until 6.30p.m. and costs £3.00 for up to one hour and £5.00 for up to two. Park and Ride buses from Water Eaton, Pear Tree and Redbridge stop at the top of St Giles, a short distance from Rewley House.
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