Oxford Preservation Trust was founded in 1927. We seek to enhance the historic city of Oxford by encouraging thoughtful development and excellent new design, while protecting historic buildings and green open spaces. We run an annual awards scheme to encourage the best in new architecture, landscape design and conservation. We look after 1,000 acres of Oxford’s green spaces and we undertake historic building conservation. We encourage public participation in Oxford’s heritage, running the annual Oxford Open Doors scheme and opening some of the city’s most significant historic buildings to the public. We’re an independent charity with nearly 2000 members whose support, along with that of our donors and volunteers, is essential to our work.

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