Iffley History Society in Summer

 The Iffley History Society does not hold any evening lectures from the end of May until the start of the new programme year in October 2015. (Our 2015-16 programme will become available in late September.)
Current members will have received notification about an opportunity for a group to visit Sulgrave Manor the afternoon of 14 July.  Members are reminded that they have until 29th June to tell the Society Secretary whether they would like to be part of this summer outing.
However,  lovers of history ( local and otherwise) are well served by other summer events in and around Oxford! Here are some we have heard about which might help pass the time …
 The Museum of Oxford on the 20th June is having a collecting day as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. Details as what this means follows:
“Can you help the Museum of Oxford to tell the story of the city through objects?

The Museum is calling on the people of Oxford to contribute to its upcoming exhibition, 40 Years, 40 Objects: Celebrating the Storiecommunitycollectingdayposterv1-page-001s of a City and its People. To take part, all you need is an object, document or photograph which is important to you and has a connection to Oxford from the last 40 years. From a sporting trophy to a hat worn on May Day… it can be anything at all!

Just bring your object to The Old Museum and tell us about it. A team of Museum staff and volunteers will record your story and digitise your object. Your object will be digitised while you wait and returned to you on the day and the digital version will be shared with visitors to the Museum’s galleries and users online.”

The Oxford Preservation Trust has (in addition to events for their Members) some free activities – including some to get the next generations of archaeologists hooked!

12th July, 11.00am Talk by Tom Hassall: The first Westgate Excavation: the Greyfriars and the Westgate of the City Part of Oxford Castle Archaeology Day – supporting the Festival of Archaeology (Learn what was found under the car park!)
Dustbin Dig! – 26th July 2015 Hands on activities & family fun.  Secret Garden, Oxford Castle 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm
Oxford Open Doors 12th – 13th September, all day across the city. The annual opportunity to get behind closed doors across the city – do something different, learn something new!
More details will be available from the OPT website in due course.

Arts Festival Oxford  20 June – 5 July 2015 includes a Medieval History day on Saturday 27 June. This is not free – a day pass costs £15 – but the day promises  ” …. events and activities running all day, from archery and falconry, to wood carving and stone masonry, Robin Hood storytelling and tours of the Oxford Castle, there’ll be plenty for you to get involved with!”



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