We hold regular lectures and events.

Lectures are usually held at Rewley House in Oxford from 5.30 - 6.30pm but the lectures this year will be broadcast via Zoom.

The excursions take us further afield to interesting places and may include special tours and talks, however all events and excursions are currently cancelled.

Our lectures will take place online on Zoom as we cannot meet in person at the moment.

Online lectures are open to all OAHS members.

See all Lectures

    Join Us
  • Individual membership
    £18.00 pa
  • Family membership
    £25.00 pa
  • Includes a copy of Oxoniensia
    plus access to all published volumes
  • Pay online by PayPal
    or pay by cheque / standing order
Read more

The Archaeology of Oxford in the 21st Century
Anne Dodd, Stephen Mileson, Leo Webley
A major new contribution to the archaeology and history of Oxford, including introductory chapters by Tom Hassall and David Radford.
OAHS is delighted to announce the publication of its first Occasional Paper, a 480-page, full colour volume on 'The Archaeology of Oxford in the 21st Century', available for just £30 + p&p. OAHS members can take advantage of a special offer price of £25.50 plus p&p, available until 31 March 2021.

This richly illustrated volume is based on excavations in central Oxford carried out by Oxford Archaeology and mainly focuses on the Middle Ages. It includes new evidence about the city’s inns, colleges, and craft workshops, as well as supplying remarkable insights into diet and everyday life in the Jewish quarter.
The volume includes a new synthesis of current knowledge of Oxford's archaeology by city archaeologist David Radford, and a review of changing approaches to urban archaeology by Tom Hassall. One of the most exciting findings was the first very likely medieval Jewish signature in British archaeology.

Read an extract of The Archaeology of Oxford: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects by David Radford

OAHS members can reserve their copy at a special rate of £25.50 (rrp £30).
Please use the appropriate order form (member and non-member).

Chris Day MA FSA

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our Vice-President, Chris Day, following a short illness. A kind and gracious man, he will be much missed. Our sympathies go to his family.

Chris was a great supporter of his local hospice, Katharine House, so if anyone would like to make a donation in his memory it can be made c/o Humphris Funerals, 32 Albert Street, Banbury OX16 5DG or via their website - https://humphrisfunerals.co.uk/funerals/ christopher-john-day-chris/
We are planning to hold Oxfordshire Past 2021 online in June and will include the AGM.

This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for anyone interested in history, buildings and archaeology. When taking place at a venue, there are stalls and exhibitors throughout the day. Attendance at Oxfordshire Past must be booked in advance. The fee of £7 includes tea/coffee but not lunch.

Click to read more

The OAHS journal Oxoniensia is available online. It is one of the foremost archaeological, architectural, and local history journals in the country. It includes excavation reports, surveys of buildings and standing structures, and articles on the history and topography of Oxford and Oxfordshire. The year's volume is generally published towards the end of the year.
Volume 85 is now available to all OAHS members

Go to Oxoniensia site
Grand Designs for Lincoln College
Thursday 29 April 2021 - online lecture by Zoom
Click the image for more details

Cake & Cockhorse Archive
Banbury Historical Society's Journal, Cake & Cockhorse, has been published continuously since 1959, since when there have been 193 issues, and more than 600 articles on the history of Banbury and the surrounding area. All issues have now been uploaded to their website. There is a search facility, almost a complete index and the contents have all been listed per volume so browsing is easy.

Access the Archive

BALH Lectures
BALH has an extensive programme of lecture and events on their website and as OAHS is a member of BALH our members get a discount on some bookings. To see the code, log in to your record where it is displayed.

Go to BALH Events

Support Us
OAHS maintains two sites for public use (this site and Oxoniensia) without any advertising. Donations to help with our costs are always very welcome. You can make a donation via PayPal.