We run a year-round programme of Oxford-themed talks, walks and visits aimed to encourage an awareness and understanding of our city. The talks (free and open to all) are given by leading speakers in interesting locations across the city. Topics can include Oxford’s history, buildings, arts and science, and current development projects.

The extensive programme of visits and walks (members only and usually for a small charge) is led by local experts and held both in and out of Oxford.


Open talks — all welcome

Come and learn about your city. No pre-booking, free of charge.

Members-only Walks and Visits

Tickets are needed for these events. Download the booking form here. Closing date 24 March. download booking form

  • Exeter College Cohen Quadrangle: a visit

    Wednesday 12 July 10.30am 

    Ruskin College’s listed façade on Walton Street has been carefully conserved but the interior has been completely rebuilt. This is an opportunity to discover the modern student and educational facilities within the college.

  • Worcester College gardens: a visit

    Thursday 27 July 

    The college has one of the largest gardens in Oxford with 26 acres including the playing fields. There is much to admire, from its exquisite planting to its lawns and lake. It has won Best College Garden in Oxford in Bloom more than once. The Head Gardener, Simon Bagnall, who transformed the garden, will lead the tour.