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  • A quick guide to attending an online talk

    7 September 2020

    Online talks (also known as webinars) are easy to attend. We are using the Zoom platform to host these until talks in lecture theatres can safely resume. Such talks do not involve the listeners being seen or heard, as the OCS organizers will ensure that all web cameras and microphones are switched off. Anyone with…

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  • Changing Oxford

    Fifty years of Oxford Civic Society 1969–2019. A report by historian Liz Woolley

    2 June 2019

    Your search has found this document, which is an unformatted plain text version of a fully illustrated report. To download the complete report as a pdf file, click here.

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  • Sue Stewart

    Sue became a Trustee and joined the Executive Committee in April 2019

    3 April 2019

    Sue Stewart has lived in Oxfordshire for 40 years. She was a councillor on West Oxfordshire District Council for 8 years and member of their planning committee for the whole period. As parish councillor for Charlbury she took the lead in working with Oxford Citizens’ Housing Association to build one of the first rural low…

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  • Chris Church

    Chris became a Trustee and joined the Executive Committee in April 2019

    3 April 2019

    Chris Church was born in Oxford and studied at Oxford Polytechnic (now Brookes) and spent 28 years in London, working in the environmental sector and mostly running a consultancy – Community Environment Associates. He worked with a number of universities on assessing how local communities and councils can be effective in delivering environmental goals and…

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  • Louise Thomas

    Louise became a Trustee and joined the Executive Committee in April 2019

    3 April 2019

    Louise Thomas is an urban designer and architect by training. She runs an independent urban design consultancy (TDRC), and has held senior roles in planning and design companies in the UK. She is also executive director of the Historic Towns & Villages Forum (HTVF), based in Kellogg College, Oxford. Her passion for urban design, development…

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  • Richard Venables – new Vice-President

    Richard agreed to become a Vice-President at the April 2019 AGM

    2 April 2019

    Richard was educated at St Edward’s, Oxford and Exeter University where he gained a geography degree. He commenced his surveying career in 1989 at Gerald Eve in London and in 2002 jointly started VSL and Partners, specialising in commercial property advice. Richard dedicates considerable time and energy to economic and cultural development in Oxfordshire. He…

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  • Use of personal data from Eventbrite

    12 February 2018

    By using Eventbrite to register for one of our events you provide Eventbrite with certain personal data including but not limited to your email address. Under Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy you agree that Eventbrite passes this information to us as the Event Organisers. We in turn may use this personal data to check against our membership…

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  • Jonathan Scheele appointed Vice-Chairman

    Jonathan joined Oxford Civic Society in 2012 and has been active on transport and development issues.

    29 March 2017

    Jonathan Scheele is a Cambridge graduate in electrical engineering and economics He moved to Oxford in 2010 after spending 36 years working for the European Commission in Brussels, Geneva and Bucharest, finishing his European career as its Representative in London.

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  • Tim Treacher retires from Executive Committee

    Tim served for several years on the Programme and Planning Groups.

    29 March 2017

    We are sad to report that Tim Treacher has decided to stand down from the Executive He has served for several years as the principal representative of the Programme Group, but is also much appreciated for his contributions to debates on many other topics. His knowledge on all kinds of obscure subjects and his good…

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  • Sir Hugo Brunner retires as President

    A wise and good humoured contributor to the life of the Society

    29 March 2017

    We are proud to pay tribute to Sir Hugo Brunner KCVO on his retirement as President of the Oxford Civic Society. Hugo was elected a Vice President of the Society in 2009 and became President in March 2010.

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