Each year we hold 10 lectures on history, architecture and archaeology. The next series is being planned for the Michaelmas Term and details will be available in September. Go to the Lectures page
Our popular programme of excursions and open-air walks around Oxfordshire is back for 2022 when you can join a friendly group to explore our county with an expert guide.

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JUST PUBLISHED: A History of the County of Oxford XX: The South Oxfordshire Chilterns: Caversham, Goring, and Area

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Oxfordshire Past 2022
will take place at Banbury Museum on 9th July with a full programme of speakers and stalls, and will include the 2022 OAHS AGM.

More details to follow soon...

Steventon History Society
1950s Exhibition
St Michael’s Church Hall
10.30am to 4.00pm, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Steventon History Society is presenting a 1950s Exhibition featuring a fascinating display of life at the time of the Coronation and the 1950s in general. As well as newspapers, magazines and memorabilia, there will be memories by Steventon residents of how the coronation was celebrated in the village and elsewhere. Refreshments will be served by Steventon WI as well as having beer and refreshments served at prices not seen since 1952! Music will be provided by a genuine 1950s jukebox.

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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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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