Each year we hold 10 lectures on history, architecture and archaeology. Details of all the lectures from October 2021 to March 2022 are now available. The autumn lectures will be held on Zoom and are now open for booking. Go to the Lectures page
Our popular programme of open-air walks around Oxfordshire towns and villages is continuing in the autumn. Join a friendly group to explore our county with an expert guide.

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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

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Other Events


  • OAHS committee member Liz Woolley will be running her popular 10-week course "The City of Oxford 1850-1914" from January to March 2022. A great opportunity to learn more about the social, cultural and economic history of Oxford's town (as opposed gown) in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and to set that history in the context of contemporary national development. Further information and booking at lizwoolley.co.uk>>
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.

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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/


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