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Didcot to Oxford 175th Anniversary

The Didcot to Oxford branch line of the Great Western Railway opened in June 1844. This Saturday 15th June from 12pm-6pm we are joining the celebration of the 175th Anniversary of this line....

North Hinksey Pub Walk

On the 23rd May our members and some of the OPT Team enjoyed a pub walk from our offices at 10 Turn Again Lane to the Fishes at North Hinksey.

The walk was led by our Land Officer, Rachel...

A celebration for Shakespeare's birthday

On the weekend of 26th April, OPT helped Oxford to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday! 

 Kicking off with the annual Parade from the Town Hall to our very own Painted Room, we enjoyed...

Our latest newsletter

Grab a cuppa and read about our latest work and events ...

Celebrate your project! OPT Awards 2019

The OPT Awards 2019 are now open click here.

Now in their 42nd year we are...

An opportunity to tour the Painted Room

Enjoy a tour of the Painted Room on Weds 27th February 12:30-13:00. You'll see rare Elizabethan wall paintings, learn the history of the rooms and the connections to both Shakespeare and Betjeman...

Free year round entry to Oxford Castle & Prison

OPT members enjoy year round historic talks, walks, unique experiences, great discounts and FREE year round entry to Oxford Castle & Prison and mound.

OPT membership costs from just £...

Oxford Outdoors 2019

Nothing beats a good walk in the fresh air and OPT encourage everyone to enjoy a walk on their land.  You'll experience a good dollop of Oxford history and some breathtaking views - a very special...

Year round free entry to Oxford Castle and Prison

Did you know that OPT members receive year round free entry to Oxford Castle and Prison, as well as a 10% discount in the gift shop and café?  

Click ...

Our Medieval Merchant's House

Did you know that you can visit our Medieval Merchant's house in Abingdon?

The house on East St. Helen Street is the oldest in Abingdon, with construction being dated at 1430.  It is full...

We are 90!

For 90 years we've been striving to keep the best of Oxford's past and building a brighter future.

If you love Oxford, support us and the crucial work that we do and become a member. You'...

Looking for a new walk this spring?

If you fancy getting out and about more this spring, why not try a walk on some of our land? 

Over the 90 years since we first began, we have sought to protect Oxford's green setting for...

Do something positive for Oxford

If you are passionate about Oxford and ensuring a positive future for this special city, then why not join us?

We are a 90 year old charity and quite simply, Oxford wouldn't be the same...

A historical tale of supplying water to Oxford

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

http://bit.ly/2Oxfordwater

We are 90!

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...

We've got Christmas wrapped up!

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 (...

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 a recreational mooring available to rent at Godstow. Contact Freddie 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...

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...