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Learn about Dodgy Donors of the past!

Spend 2 hours being transported back to the 18th and 19th Century and learning about the benefactors from Oxford University’s past.  This entertaining session will give you a great historical...

Don’t miss out - OPT Awards 2017 now open!

It’s official. The 2017 OPT Awards are now open and this year is even more special as it’s their 40th anniversary!

Since 1977, the awards have celebrated and encouraged good design on...

Fancy a coffee with Stephen?

From 5th April 2017, Stephen our OPT Membership Officer will be available for a friendly chat and a coffee in Oxford Castle’s Courtyard Café from 11am-12pm.  This will be hosted on the first...

Hurry! There are Vacant Moorings available.

Moorings in Oxfordshire are in constant demand, but we are pleased to announce that we have moorings available to rent at Swinford and Godstow. Contact Megan on 01865 269172 for full details.

Sale of Nuneham Park Estate

Oxford University is treating Nuneham Park, with its Grade I listed garden designed by Capability Brown for its views of the Thames and Oxford, the Carfax Conduit and the adjoining model...

Christchurch v Christ Church - exploring heritage links

OPT Director, Debbie Dance, offers a view point on proposals to rebuild Christ Church Cathedral in New Zealand. ...

Volunteering opportunities at Oxford Castle

The Learning Team at Oxford Castle are looking for volunteers to assist with our programme for schools and families.

If you’re able to offer an extra pair of hands to help...

OPT Awards

We held our 39th Oxford Preservation Trust Awards on Nov 1 to great success, highlighting the fantastic variety of projects which have taken place across our wonderful city. Have a look at our...

Latest planning projects

Planning lies at the heart of everything we do.  Our Planning Panel recently met to discuss the Oxford Local Plan and we have written to the City Council to understand more about how they are to...

Latest edition in our Heritage Book series

Get your copy of the latest edition in our Heritage Book series unveiling the history behind our streets before your very eyes.  Book 4 ‘ From Paradise Street to Sheepwash’...

Harcourt Hill Appeal

We have been delighted by the success of the Harcourt Hill Field appeal which raised £120,000 to allow us to open the Field to the public and connect the walk across the western hills from Raleigh...