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OPT Awards 2017 - closing date for entries is 26th May.

The 2017 OPT Awards are 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 projects such as...

Oxford's secret places revealed!

Join us with our partner the University of Oxford for an unforgettable day.  We’ll unveil Oxford’s secret and hidden places.  Wall paintings, cellars, drains and tunnels, the City’s archives and...

Record numbers of Snake’s Head Fritillaries found on OPT land.

OPT are delighted to announce a record number of the much loved but unfortunately rare Snake’s Head Fritillaries on one of their carefully cared for meadows.

Thanks to some early warm...

Let's celebrate Shakespeare's birthday!

In honour of the mighty Shakespeare, we have a weekend of celebrations! On the 22nd April 2017 from 2pm - 4pm, OPT will be opening the very special Painted Room. This will be a...

Hurry! There are Vacant Moorings available.

Moorings in Oxfordshire are in constant demand, but we are pleased to announce that we have two recreational moorings available to rent at Swinford. 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...