Virtual Oxford Open Doors Events
Cannot make it to Oxford Open Doors this year? Or maybe you've spent the day exploring all that Oxford's town and gown have to offer and you are still interested to learn more! Never fear, as this year we have a fantastic virtual event program for you.
The virtual event program will go live on Saturday 10 September at 9am until Saturday 17 September at 5pm, so you have over a week to enjoy the wonderful recorded talks from the past few years. As a taster have a look what's in store:
Oxford City Council's Archaeologist David Radford - Trinity College Excavation Diary (Oxford Archaeology)
Dr Malcolm Graham's talk on 'On Foot from the High to Trill Mill'
Julian Munby (Oxford Archaeology) - 'Oxford Landscapes and Trees'
David Radford - Recent Archaeology Discoveries in Oxford'
Tom Hassall - 'Turn in the bridge - saving the Rewley Road Swing Bridge' part 1 & 2
David Clark - 'The Invisible Barrier - the Story of Oxford's Historic Railings'
Kim Wilkie - 'A Plan for Broad Street'
Dr Malcolm Graham - 'A Jewel in the Crown - Oxford's Covered Market'
Dr Geoffrey Tyack 'A Perfect Piece of Architecture: St Catherine's College and the Modern Movement in Oxford'
Joanna Innes - 'Blogging the floodplain'
OPT Chairman, William Whyte - 'Pandemics of the Past'
OPT Chairman, William Whyte - Oxford & Jackson
OPT Chairman, William Whyte - Oxford's Most Hated Buildings
OPT RIBA Lecture 2021 and 2020
Dr Malcolm Graham - Wholesome Dwellings
Carole Souter - Rhodes Commission
Nick Millea - Oxford Historic Towns Atlas
Patrick McGuiness - The Other Oxford
Debbie Dance - The Painted Room
Castle at 950 - Son et Lumiere - Projection Video
Whilst you are here?
We are asking those of you who are interested in Oxford Open Doors to help make sure that it can come back fully next year and for FREE.
Oxford Open Doors is your chance to get behind Oxford’s closed doors to celebrate our wonderful City as we invite you in to the colleges and university buildings together with a range of the City’s other varied and hidden heritage across gown and town.
The OPT team put together the programme and want to keep it free by raising the money needed to put it on with all the of work organising, health and safety, advertising, printed material, website etc.
Like many other charities Covid-19 has had a huge impact and we have seen our income fall, but we are determined to bring Oxford Open Doors back in 2021 and we are asking you to support so please JOIN now or DONATE.
‘Did you know OPT kept all our green spaces open for everyone to enjoy throughout the lockdown.’
Your support will mean that we can:
• Run Oxford Open Doors in 2021 and keep it free to everyone.
• Look after OPTs 1,000 acres of green space, making it publicly accessible, and all free of charge
• Help us to support local specialist heritage contractors working on heritage at risk.
• Help us to champion good design and planning at a time of pressure to change across Oxford/Oxfordshire.
• Support our education and outreach work for young people, including our award winning education scheme at Oxford Castle & Prison.
THANK YOU SO MUCH - knowing that we have your support means a great deal.