In the light of the advice from HM Government to avoid non-essential social contact over the coming months, we regret that we have decided to cancel events for the rest of March, including the AGM. We are not yet cancelling our later events from mid-April onwards but we will keep the situation and official advice under review and decide nearer the time what if any action to take. Members will be notified of any changes by e-Bulletin. We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time for all of us.
We run a year-round programme of Oxford-themed talks, walks and visits aimed to encourage an awareness and understanding of our city. The talks (free and open to all) are given by leading speakers in interesting locations across the city. Topics can include Oxford’s history, buildings, arts and science, and current development projects.
The extensive programme of visits and walks (members only and usually for a small charge) is led by local experts and held both in and out of Oxford.
A vision for tourism in Oxford:
Monday 10 February 8pm, Oxford Town Hall. A new date for this event will be anounced shortly
Oxford is a ‘must visit’ destination with 8 million visitors a year. However, many visitors are disappointed by their experiences while residents are frustrated by crowds on the pavements and chaotic parking. What should we aspire to? What needs to change and how?This panel discussion aims to set out a vision for tourism in the city. An expert panel will be announced; come and have your say.
For more details and ticket information go to the ‘OCS@50’ tab opposite.
Magdalen’s Grove Auditorium has level access via the main entrance doors though the foyer. Wheelchairs may be placed in front of the front row of seats. There is an accessible toilet via the fire exit leading to Longwall Street from the front of the Auditorium. Neither venue has disabled parking spaces nearby although there are limited general pay-and-display parking places in Longwall Street near the Grove Auditorium entrance.
Rewley House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp. Once inside there is a lift to the lecture theatre and to the bar! There is limited parking in Wellington Square and more in St Giles.
Oxford Town Hall Assembly Room is on the first floor. There is a street-level entrance to the Town Hall on St Aldate’s immediately after the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. You may need to ring the bell to get the door opened by Reception. Once inside there is a lift to the first floor and then a level floor to the meeting room.