* Guided walks and tours (Members Only) - Rose Hill Guided Walk with Liz Woolley - Saturday 16 October - 2pm
Join local historian Liz Woolley on a walk around Rose Hill, an area of surprising contrasts and great historical interest. First settled in the Early Iron Age, the site attracted well-to-do residents in the late 1700s, its elevated position giving it "one of the most beautiful [views] in the world" over the towers and spires of Oxford. A maze of narow lanes through this older settlement, which includes Oxford's earliest surviving Methodist chapel, leads to large 1930s housing estates, some built by private developers and some by the City Council.
The latter feature carefully-designed homes for tenants displaced from the inner city, laid out on generous plots and with wide streets and ample communal space. Now the suburb also houses an award-winning community centre and some perhaps surprising green spaces. The Oxford Preservation Trust has recently initiated a project to develop a community-led heritage trail around Rose Hill, and Liz's research into the area's history is part of that project.
Advanced booking is required for the walk and attendees will be advised of the meeting point before the walk takes place.
Members Only - £10