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.


Open talks — all welcome

The Winter 2020 programme (January - April) will be here shortly. Come and learn about your city. No pre-booking, free of charge.

  • The vernacular buildings of Oxfordshire

    Thursday 28 November 8pm
    St Michael’s Parish Room, Cornmarket Street
    What gives our vernacular buildings their enduring appeal and special place in the landscape? Builder Lawrence Kelly will explore how the materials and craftsmanship used in construction affect our appreciation of these buildings and how we should approach repairs to preserve them.

Members-only Walks and Visits

Tickets are needed for these events. The Winter 2020 programme (January - April) will be here shortly. Download the booking form