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.
Medley Manor, Oxford’s 'place of great resort’
|Lecturer: Mark Davies and David Clark|
|Date: 26th February 2019|
|Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Place: Rewley House|
The present farmhouse at Medley Manor was built near the site of a grand mansion of c.1721, which was demolished in 1772. Before that, there was an inn and public house on the site - Medley has been a favourite destination for Oxford drinkers since at least the middle of the seventeenth century, being too remote to attract the regular attention of the university proctors - and this building may have formerly been the abbot of Oseney's house at Medley, which seems to have survived the Dissolution. In this talk, Mark Davies will outline some of the site's social history, including an excursion to India and Ireland linked to his discovery of a surprising ancestral connection, and David Clark will look at the present farmhouse and the evidence for at least one of the earlier buildings.
Mark Davies is a local historian, author, public speaker, guide, and publisher specialising in the history of non-University Oxford, with a particular focus on the city’s waterways.
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.
Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society is a registered charity, registration number 259055.