Oxford is for everyone

We want to share our knowledge of and passion for Oxford with everyone. You can enjoy a full programme of walks, talks and tours as an OPT member. We offer you the chance to connect with your place in all kinds of informal, entertaining and creative ways.

Wood Farm

At the beginning of 2024, we launched a new community history project in Wood Farm in east Oxford. We have commissioned research by a local historian and held a series of community events to explore the area’s history alongside residents and community groups. A generous grant from a Joint Project between the European Union and the Council of Europe has allowed us to print a leaflet walk introducing our work so far. Click on the link below to discover more and find out how you can have your say in our ongoing project.

A mother and child at local community event

Rose Hill

Working with communities in Rose Hill, we have created a self-guided walk about the history and heritage of Rose Hill, available for free, for everyone. Over tea and cake, people were encouraged to share their memories of Rose Hill over the years and to talk about the places that were special to them and how those various locations made them feel by writing a love letter, a postcard, or a poem to Rose Hill.  We are very grateful to all the residents who came along and shared with us their memories and favourite places within Rose Hill.  

a group of people on a walk with trees on the background

Young OPT

In 2022, we participated in the special 'New Wave' training project offered by Heritage Open Days. This education and development programme focuses on working with young adults and developing new, innovative heritage events. Together with a group of young volunteers from Oxford, we developed a brand-new event for Oxford Open Doors, created by and for young adults. 

During Oxford Open Doors, Oxford's own graffiti artist Mani ran a t-shirt upcycling workshop, where everyone could customise old shirts and tote bags with iconic Oxford stencils like the Radcliffe Camera and Headington shark. We also designed a Hidden Heritage Graffiti Trail, which takes people around the secret spots in Oxford to find graffiti throughout the ages, from pre-Victorian carvings in church pews to student protests against the Vietnam War.

Mani and Kasturi at screen printing workshop

See our New Wave event in action!

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