• 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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  • OCS celebrates 50 years

    Launched on 27 November 1969, we are celebrating 50 years as ‘an independent voice for Oxford’.

    27 November 2019

    Launched on 27 November 1969, Oxford Civic Society is celebrating 50 years as ‘an independent voice for Oxford’. The Society was set up to fight the City Council’s plans to drive 8 miles of urban motorway through the city in an attempt to combat traffic congestion. The Society won the day: the motorway was never built and Oxford became the first city in the UK to offer an enduring Park and Ride scheme.

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  • North Oxford Eco-fair

    OCS was proud to support this event

    24 November 2019

    On Saturday 23 November Oxford Civic Society joined around 30 organisations taking part in the North Oxford Eco-fair. We were there to tell people about our work lobbying for better transport links, encouraging people to switch from cars to public transport, cycling and walking, and our anti-litter campaign OxClean.

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  • November ‘Visions’ published

    A bumper climate change issue for OCS@50

    9 November 2019

    The larger-than-usual November edition of ‘Visions’ has been published. In keeping with current concerns it focuses on climate change and related issues. Click the image to download. Visions – articles include What can we do about climate change?; Housing: making it fit for the future; Transport: speeding up the solutions; Climate action at Oxford University…

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  • 19/02145/FUL

    44 Southmoor Road Oxford OX2 6RD

    5 September 2019

    Erection of a part single part two storey rear extension to basement and ground floor. Alterations to front light well to provide access including a new external stair and external door to the basement. The proposed works to the basement effectively create a separate, independent one-bedroom apartment; clarification should be sought on the proposed use…

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  • Should Oxfordshire Grow? – the Proposed Expressway

    A public debate in Oxford Town Hall,17th June 2019

    18 June 2019

    Chaired by Sir Clive Booth, the main speakers were Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Conservative leader of the County Council, and Professor Danny Dorling. This Civic Society debate was overwhelmingly against the proposed Expressway.

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