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'Looking for King Alfred: Recent archaeological investigations in Oxford'

Celebrate Archaeology week by joining us for a talk with City Council Archaeologist, David Radford on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30 at The Key Learning Centre, Oxford Castle. Members...

Oxford Open Doors Exclusives for OPT members

Enjoy special exclusive Oxford Open Door events in the week prior to the main public weekend.  This year we have lots of events arranged including a private tour of the exclusive All Souls College...

An exciting volunteering opportunity…

Do you want to get involved with Oxford’s exciting heritage and get behind its closed doors? Then become an Oxford Open Doors Volunteer and relish in the opportunity to help discover ‘...

A year of fun and friendship

Becoming a member of OPT has lots of benefits.  Most importantly, it supports the preservation of Oxford’s historical gems and the guiding of positive change as the city evolves.  However, there...

Now members can enjoy a whopping 15% discount at the Victoria Arms!

Great news for the summer months – the lovely Victoria Arms pub in Old Marston has increased the discount it offers to OPT members to 15%. This is a great addition to the many discounts and events...

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...

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 Freddie on 01865 269172 for full...

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...