Oxfordshire Past

(please note the new URL: oahs.org.uk/oxpast)

Oxfordshire Past this year took place online on Zoom. It was held on Saturday 12th June and included the 2021 OAHS Annual General Meeting and a series short talks providing an overview of work and research that has been carried out in the county over the last year. It was free to attend and was held online on Zoom, just as the lecture series has been over the last year. This enjoyable annual event in the Oxfordshire calendar is for anyone interested in local history, buildings and archaeology.


10.15 Registration, welcome and 'meet and greet' on Zoom.
10.30 AGM. All members welcome. The agenda and papers for the AGM are in the Spring newsletter.
11.00 Geoffrey Tyack, OAHS President: Introduction and welcome to Oxfordshire Past.
11.05 David Radford, Oxford City Planning Archaeologist: Recent archaeological work in the city of Oxford.
11.25 David Clark, Oxfordshire Buildings Record: Recent research on buildings around Oxfordshire.
11.45 Jacqueline Pitt, Oxfordshire HER: Round-up of recent archaeological work across Oxfordshire.
12.05 Simon Townley, Victoria County History: Update on recent work by the VCH.
12.20-12.30 Closing address, farewells and news on future events.

The OAHS committee hope that restrictions and the pandemic will have sufficiently subsided by the autumn. We are looking into the possibility of holding a larger Oxfordshire Past event in person later in the year. We will advertise any further events on the website, at OxPast 2021 and at the autumn lectures. In the meantime, we hope that you will be able to join us for this informative and rewarding event on 12th June.

Previous Oxfordshire Past events, locations and their co-hosts

13th May 1995Kidlington, Exeter HallKidlington Historical Society
1996Wallingford, Centre 70TWHAS
12th April 1997Abingdon, Northcourt CentreAAAHS
18th April 1998Goring-on-Thames, Village HallSOAG
8th May 1999Shipton under WychwoodWychwoods LHS, New Beaconsfield Hall
29th April 2000Witney, Congregational ChurchWHAS
12th May 2001Benson, Village HallThe Bensington Society
13th April 2002Abingdon, Northcourt CentreAAAHS
10th May 2003Wallingford, Baptist HallTWHAS
22nd May 2004Deddington, Windmill CentreDeddington & District HS
7th May 2005Eynsham, Village HallEynsham HSProgramme
3rd June 2006Bicester, Courtyard CentreBicester LHSProgramme
19th May 2007Thame, Barns CentreThame Local History Society
7th June 2008BlewburyBlewbury Village SocietyProgramme
30th May 2009Wallingford, Centre 70TWHASProgramme
5th June 2010Benson, Village HallThe Bensington SocietyProgramme
4th June 2011WitneyW&DH&AS
9th June 2012Henley, d:two CentreHenley on Thames A&HG
1st June 2013Kidlington, Exeter HallKidlington Historical SocietyProgramme
31st May 2014Woodstock Community CentreOxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
4th June 2015Chipping NortonChipping Norton History Society and Museum
7th June 2016AbingdonAAAHS, Northcourt Centre
17th June 2017ThameBarns CentreProgramme
17th June 2018DeddingtonSt Peter and St Paul ChurchProgramme
8th June 2019WitneyThe Corn ExchangeProgramme
13th June 2020BanburyMuseumCANCELLED
12th June 2021Online