It was seen as important that an AGM be held in 2021, but, due to the Government restrictions on contacts and the uncertainty over future changes to these, it was decided to hold the meeting via ZOOM. All the officers’ reports and the accounts have been sent out in the 2021 Spring Newsletter.

Emergency Rule Change To make it possible for the OAHS to move its meetings to Zoom in emergencies such as the pandemic the following change is proposed:
Additional Rule VId) Where required for reasons of safety, participation in AGM and EGMs may be facilitated using postal or electronic means.

We hold regular lectures and events.
We have provisionally arranged five excursions for the summer. Please save the dates, but we will not be taking bookings until shortly before each event because of the ever-changing situation caused by the pandemic. More lectures are planned for the autumn.
The next three walks are now open for booking

See the excursions
Oxfordshire Past 2021 was held online on Saturday 12th June from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and included the AGM. This year there was no charge!

This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for anyone interested in history, buildings and archaeology.

Attendance at Oxfordshire Past must be booked in advance.

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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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5pm Wed 6 Oct 2021
A look at how bricks were used to express power and prestige through elite architecture in late mediaeval England by James Wright (Triskele Heritage). James is an award winning buildings archaeologistand has two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.
This event is a memorial lecture in honour of Mike Stillman.

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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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Oxford Historical Society
Summer Sale

Over 60 OHS volumes in the sale, with savings of 65%. Orders can be placed directly via the Boydell & Brewer website, using the promo code BB918 at check-out:

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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 - christopher-john-day-chris/

Brian Cohen Oxoniensia Essay Prize Information

Guided by its objective of promoting knowledge of the history of Oxfordshire and its buildings, and in order to increase involvement in such studies, the Society is offering an essay prize of £250. The aim of the prize is to encourage articles from those who have not previously published in the field.

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