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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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  • Peter Thompson retires as Chairman

    We thank Peter for his service over the last seven years.

    29 March 2017

    It is a great pleasure to thank Peter for his service to the Society, to which he has devoted so many hours in the last seven years. He has met every request for his time and attention. He has made himself a challenging but respected presence in the life of our local organisations; councils and other public bodies, and others such as the Oxford Preservation Trust and the Oxford Pedestrians Association. He has written enough e-mails, articles and well-turned letters to the press to fill a book. We are delighted that he has promised to continue giving us his time and energy.

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  • Sir Clive Booth is our new President

    After 3 years as Vice Chairman Clive takes over as President.

    29 March 2017

    As President he hopes to enjoy the entire range of the Society’s activities, including walks and talks and, of course, continuing with the planning group as well as the new group on housing.

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  • Tim Wilson joins the Executive Committee

    Tim joined the Executive at the AGM in March 2017

    29 March 2017

    Tim is a historian of the applied arts and sculpture of the European Renaissance and more recent periods. He was a Trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust from 2006 to 2016 and is a Trustee of the Radcliffe Trust.

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  • Margaret Maden – New Vice-President

    Professor Maden was invited to become a Vice-President in March 2017

    12 March 2017

    Margaret has held a wide variety of posts as a teacher and educationalist, including working on Government committees. She was a Board member of the Royal Opera House from 2004 to 2013.

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