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  • Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

    The video is on YouTube

    15 January 2021

    Tuesday 12 January 8pm Thanks to a gift of £5,000 in 1621, Oxford acquired the first scientific garden in Great Britain which now hosts over 5,000 plant species. Gardeners’ Question Time panellist and Deputy Director of the Botanic Garden, Dr Chris Thorogood, explained its history and its role in research, conservation, education and public understanding….

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  • The Future of Personal Mobility

    The video of this webinar is on YouTube

    21 December 2020

    Tuesday 10 November 8pm A quarter of all our energy is used in transport but vehicle emissions are slowly killing us. The general approach to cleaning up the air is to go electric. But where does the energy come from? What does the future of mobility look like? Is it the end of the road…

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  • Volunteers needed!

    We need help to keep our work going.

    23 November 2020

    Assistant Editor As well as publishing  Visions three times a year we issue other publications, ranging from reports and brochures to posters and exhibition panels. We need occasional help to take on some of the work, ideally an ‘all-rounder’ who can brief authors, write and edit text in an appropriate style, produce layouts and deal…

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  • Member survey 2020

    A brief summary of the results

    8 October 2020

    Every few years we invite our members to take part in a survey to find out how well we’re meeting people’s expectations of the Society. In July/August 2020 we carried out such a survey (mainly online) and had an excellent response – thank you to all of you who took part. The survey shows a…

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  • More from Oxford University about students’ return.

    An update from the University's Public Affairs Directorate

    3 October 2020

    In an earlier article we shared the University of Oxford’s initial arrangements for the Covid-19 safeguarding of students, staff and the public when students return for the Autumn (Michaelmas) Term. We have now received this update from the Public Affairs Directorate; it is being communicated to all students through a health communications campaign run by…

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  • Oxford University plans for Autumn term

    Covid-19 safety arrangements for staff, students and the public

    13 August 2020

    We have received a letter from the University of Oxford's Public Affairs Directorate which describes the arrangements the University is putting in place from the start of term in October.

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  • July 2020 ‘Visions’ published

    Oxford under lockdown and after

    10 July 2020

    How has Oxford been under lockdown, and what should it be like in future? Click the image to download. Topics in this issue: Shaping the City’s recovery OCS people The jigsaw that lacks a picture on the box (response to LTCP5) A shake up of the planning system Transport in a post-COVID era Balancing Heritage…

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  • New Vice-President

    Imam Monawar Hussain

    6 July 2020

    We are delighted to welcome Imam Monawar Hussain as a new Vice-President

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  • Inequality in Oxford webinar

    A video of Sara Fernadez's talk and Q&A is on YouTube

    16 June 2020

    Oxford seen through the lens of social action, relationships and community cohesion.

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  • March 2020 ‘Visions’ published

    Examining the issues in the city centre.

    4 March 2020

    This issue leads with a review of the problems facing the city centre and calls for an effective strategy for how it should develop. Click the image to download. It also has the Spring programme of public talks and members-only walks and visits which you can also see on the Programme page

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