Since 1927 we have encouraged the best of the new and work to protect the old. Guiding change - not stopping it, helping to protect our green spaces and views for the future. Please join us. Support Oxford.


We wanted to share this fascinating piece written by Malcolm Graham. Enjoy.

OPT Director, Debbie Dance will be delivering her Christmas lecture titled

'Building a positive future for Oxford: is preservation a dirty word?'

This is a fascinating topic and Debbie will share her views on how to bring about positive change to our unique and wonderful city.

We celebrated our 90th birthday on Saturday 18th November with a get together and some birthday cake in our cherished venue of the Painted Rooms.  We were joined by members longstanding and new and had a lovely time rejoicing our achievements over the past 90 years.

Are you struggling to think of Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest?  We can help!  If you are a member, we have two great offers for you:

1. Our brilliant Heritage Walk books (1, 2, 3 and 4) for just £5 each (instead of £8.99)


Are we doing the best we can?  Are we making a difference? Each day we ask ourselves if we are being true to the original vision of OPT and stop to think about what we are trying to achieve.  Would our forebears back in 1927 be proud of the OPT that exists in 2017? We like to think so.  

‘Keeping the best of the old, and encouraging the best of the new’

40 in 40 – celebrating 40 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 

We were delighted to see so many local people join us for our Oxford Open Doors weekend 9/10 September, when hidden spaces opened their doors to invite you in.  25,000 + people came and with over 3,000 visiting us in Cornmarket and in the Painted Room so we had a great time too.

If you are not yet a member of Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT), then there is no better time to join than now!  This month sees the build up to the highlight of our year – Oxford Open Doors.