Oxfordshire News and events

VCH Oxfordshire staff regularly give talks to local groups. If you wish to attend any of the following lectures, please note that most are hosted by local societies and that an entrance charge may be made for non-members. Talks are by the VCH County Editor Simon Townley except as stated. For more...
View across part of the former Wychwood Forest, to Leafield village
A few places are still available for the Society for Landscape Studies field weekend in Oxfordshire on 21-22 April, visiting Wychwood (Saturday) and the Chilterns (Sunday).  The Wychwood day (led by Simon Draper and Simon Townley of VCH Oxfordshire) comprises a guided walk around parts of...
Ramsden village: the main crossroads, intersected by part of Akeman Street
The latest Oxfordshire draft to appear online covers Ramsden, a small village on the edge of Wychwood Forest which, until the 1860s, was a dependency of Shipton-under-Wychwood, five miles away on the forest's far side. This is the last parish history to be completed for our forthcoming Wychwood...
Leafield near Wychwood Forest: one of the Oxon parishes most recently completed
This October marked the 20th anniversary of the creation of the VCH Oxfordshire Trust - set up in 1997 to raise funds towards the completion of the VCH Oxfordshire series. Twenty years on that goal is considerably nearer, with 18 volumes out of 23 now published (5 of them under the Trust's...
Mapledurham House: the main SE front
Our new draft history of Mapledurham - to form part of VCH Oxfordshire 20 on the South Chilterns area - is now available on this website.
Draft texts on Wychwood Forest and Cornbury Park - to form part of VCH Oxfordshire XIX - are now available online, covering the great royal forest of Wychwood (disafforested in 1857), and the adjacent landscaped park with its important country house.
Ewelme Almshouse (built c.1437-50s)
VCH Oxfordshire XVIII (Benson, Ewelme, and the Chilterns: Ewelme Hundred) is now available to purchase, price £95. Read more about the volume, or view on the Boydell & Brewer website.
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