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Do you want a motorway style bridge for Willow Walk?

Oxford, we pose this question: is Willow Walk the place to put an urban, motorway style bridge? Our photo shows one of two similar bridges proposed for the Flood Alleviation Scheme at North...

Your City, your say

Although th Public Consultation into the proposed Flood Alleviation Scheme in Oxford has now closed, you can still make comment on the application. This is your city, so make sure that if you have...

Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange

Debbie Dance speaks at the Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange

This week, OPT's Director Debbie Dance took part in the second of the Kellogg series of lively debates named the Urban...

Oxford Open Doors 2018.

We are in the throws of organising Oxford Open Doors 2018 and can reveal that our theme is Extraordinary People!

This exciting weekend will take place on the 8th &...

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'...

OPT Awards 2018

Closing date for entries is 25th May 2018. Don't miss out.

The awards continue to go from strength to strength, celebrating the projects that make our City thrive.

This is our chance...

Congratulations to Mark Taylor...

for completing the Brighton Marathon, raising much needed funds for OPT.



"Those of you who know me already will be aware that I am very passionate about the natural and...

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...

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...

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...