This year OBR will have no excursions, as we have not found a volunteer to act as excursions organiser. If you are interested in organising excursions please contact the secretary, who will be pleased to discuss it with you.

However, many of us are also members of the Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS) which, in addition to lectures, often has tours. See the OAHS website.

Saturday 12th May, Annual General Meeting

This year we are holding the AGM in Eynsham. The form is as usual, with the AGM in the morning, followed by lunch and a walk around the village, led by Heather Horner. Guests are welcome to the AGM but will not be entitled to vote. Please see the latest Oxon Recorder for details and booking form for lunch.

Saturday 9th June, Training Day in Cowley

We will be holding a recording training day on a formerly thatched cottage which survives in Cowley. The recording may be followed up with a second visit and archive work if required.

Training days are open to members only, but if you would like to attend and are not a member, why not join? There is a £5 joining fee and a £5 annual membership fee. You could hardly find a cheaper day out, and you'll learn something, too.

For more information please see the latest Oxon Recorder (Issue 73), or e-mail David Clark.

Events and courses open to the public

Saturday 19th May, Oxfordshire Past 2018

Oxfordshire Past is an annual peripatetic event for anybody interested in the history, buildings, and archaeology of the area. This year's event will be held in Deddington. Please see the Oxfordshire Past website for programme and details.

OAHS Excursions

In addition to their regular meetings, the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society have excursions both near and not so near. There will be local excursions on 23 June to Nuneham Courtenay and 3 August to Chalgrove. See their programme for more details.

Victoria County History

Staff from VCH Oxfordshire regularly give talks to local groups. See their events page for a calendar.

OUDCE (Oxford University Department for Continuing Education)

The Dept for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, hold courses on architectural history, as well as archaeology and local history.

OAHS (Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society).

See programme for list of talks. Tuesdays  5.30pm – 6.30pm. Place:  Rewley House, Oxford.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The museum runs many courses, from traditional rural trades and crafts to building conservation. They also host a series of evening talks. (And it's a great place to visit, with over fifty reconstructed historic buildings.) See the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum site for details.