• Traffic-free Oxford

    2 November 2020

    The lockdown during the spring and summer of 2020 gave Oxford the opportunity of seeing what the City could be like with far less traffic clogging the streets. This video shows ‘Lockdown Oxford’, with comments and thoughts from Oxford Civic Society’s Chairman.

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  • Planning White Paper – webinar

    26 October 2020

    Oxford Civic Society prepared a response to the Government’s White Paper of changes to the planning system. In this webinar Peter Thompson (OCS Planning Grouip) outlines the White Paper’s proposals and the Society’s proposed response. His presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

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  • Olive Gibbs – Oxford campaigner

    19 October 2020

    Olive Gibbs (born in 1918) was a redoubtable local Labour politician, peace campaigner and founding member of CND. During her long political career she helped to shape our city. Local historian Liz Woolley spoke about Olive’s extraordinary life and legacy. The recording of Liz’s talk is no longer available, but for more information please contact…

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  • Rewilding – restoring ecosystems

    15 September 2020

    On Tuesday 15 September Dr Paul Jepson, Nature Recovery Lead at the environmental consultancy Ecosulis, gave an overview of rewilding from a European perspective. He discussed the potential for rewilding in and around Oxford.

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  • Oxford Liveable Streets

    8 September 2020

    On Tuesday 8 September Dr Scott Urban of Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, explained low-traffic neighbourhoods with successful examples from elsewhere. He discussed what we could do here to claim back our streets for the people who live in them.

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  • Inequality in Oxford

    15 June 2020

    Sara Fernandez, Director of Oxford Hub, spoke about Oxford through the lens of social action, relationships and community cohesion. It was an opportunity to explore what it means to live in Oxford from a different perspective.

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  • Zero-carbon homes

    26 May 2020

    The UK is now on track to be “nearly Zero Carbon” by 2050 and we really need to halve our CO2 emissions by 2030. Can we afford to keep building new houses that contribute to the problem and will need retrofitting? The Managing Director of Greencore Housing, Ian Pritchett, shows how Greencore has developed a…

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  • Litter Picking Hero Rylee

    16 February 2020

    Rylee, a young litter picking inspiration, has been sharing his top tips for litter picking ahead of OxClean’s big Spring Clean at the end of the month. In the video, Rylee explains why litter picking is important and why people should get involved in the Spring Clean. As someone who has been litter picking for…

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  • Redbridge P&R Blue Plaque

    1 November 2019

    A Blue Plaque commemorating the launch of Oxford’s Park & Ride scheme in 1973 was unveiled at Redbridge on Friday 1st November 2019. Oxford Civic Society, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, was instrumental in getting this milestone achievement implemented.

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  • Volunteering with OCS and OxClean

    29 March 2017

    Sophie Law of BBC Radio Oxford interviews two volunteers from Oxford Civic Society who are active in the OxClean initiative.

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