Each year we hold 10 lectures on history, architecture and archaeology. Details of all the 2022 talks are now available. Lectures in January and February will be held on Zoom and are now open for booking. Booking for the Tom Hassall Lecture will open in February. Go to the Lectures page
Our popular programme of open-air walks around Oxfordshire towns and villages is complete for 2021. There will be another programme in 2022 when you can 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 86 (2021) is now available ONLINE to all OAHS members

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Successes for OAHS members

  • The outstanding quality of the research of two members of our Listed Buildings Sub-Committee was celebrated at the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain's award ceremony (sahgb.org.uk/awards2021) which took place this week,. In partnership with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, a new award was introduced this year to recognise the best sort of research that is undertaken in support of statements of significance, conservation management plans, listing and other forms of protection and to make the results more widely available. David Clark's study of Oxford railings was singled out and given the accolade of Highly Commended. He has already shared his enthusiasm for ironwork with members in our first Zoom lecture and a walking tour of Abingdon. Nick Wright's research for the Conservation Management Plan for Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, was an essential component of the award-winning entry by Donald Insall Associates. A more local project from Nick appears in the latest copy of Oxoniensia.
    They both deserve hearty congratulations
    Our Editor, Stephen Mileson, has been nominated for one of Current Archaeology Awards. His work, in partnership with Stuart Brookes of UCL, on Living like common people: uncovering medieval peasant perceptions of landscape is inline for Research Project of the Year 2022. Members will recall Stephen delivering a lecture on this South Oxfordshire research work. The Current Archaeology Awards are determined by public votes and voting closes on 7th February, with the results announced at Current Archaeology Live! Later that month. More details are available at archaeology.co.uk/vote.

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.

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

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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.

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