Oxfordshire Past 2017 will be held on 17th June at the Barns Centre, Thame from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The event is now well established in the Oxfordshire calendar for all those interested in history and archaeology and has an extensive programme covering a range of talks from experts in their field. The O.A.H.S. AGM will be held during the lunch break.
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.
“Old Cats of Both Genders”: Percy Manning and the OAHS
|Lecturer: Mike Heaney|
|Date: February 21st 2017|
|Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm|
|Place: Rewley House|
Percy Manning, who died one hundred years ago, collected an extraordinary amount and range of materials relating to Oxfordshire, covering material culture, documents, pictures and oral testimony, which can now be found in the Ashmolean, the Bodleian and the Pitt Rivers. His interests made him a natural candidate to join the OAHS, which he did almost immediately on arriving in Oxford in 1888, and he continued to be a significant contributor to its work over the next twenty years.
Mike Heaney was formerly Executive Secretary of the Bodleian Libraries. He is the editor of a volume of essays celebrating Percy Manning’s life and work, to be published by Archaeopress this year for the centenary of Manning’s death.
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.