This is our Events Diary. We have talks throughout the year, supplemented by visits in summer and a special Christmas event each winter. Many of our visits are to buildings not otherwise open to the public. The default Diary only shows future events! For previous events follow the links lower down the page.

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September 2018

Oxford with Tim Mars

Saturday, September 29th

A tour of Oxford with Tim Mars! Full details, in Tim's own words, are available by clicking here. Tim has been exploring Oxford since the mid-1970s. Over the past year he has spent more than 30 days in the city - visiting buildings new and not-so-new, trying out different routes and itineraries—coupled with intensive online research and book larnin'. Tim has enlivened our previous expeditions to Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Swindon, Bristol and Cardiff with his erudition, passion and humour. If you have been on…

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October 2018

Taming the Traffic, Greening the Multi-storey Car Park

Thursday, October 25th @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregational Church Hall, Bedford Street
Stroud, Gl5 1AY, United Kingdom
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An illustrated talk by Tim Mars. Tim will show a 15 minute video called Poynton Regenerated about the transformation that Ben Hamilton-Baillie and his team have wrought in this traffic-choked Cheshire town - and a smaller scheme at Frideswide Square in the heart of Oxford - and ask what lessons might be applicable to the equally traffic-choked Merrywalks western bypass cum strip-mall cum bus station. He will also propose an imaginative and practical scheme to 'green' the multi-storey car park on Merrywalks, creating…

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November 2018

Restoration of the Cotswold Canals

Thursday, November 22nd @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregational Church Hall, Bedford Street
Stroud, Gl5 1AY, United Kingdom
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An illustrated talk by Clive & Jill Field. Jill and Clive are both actively involved in the Cotswold Canals Trust whose members are working tirelessly to restore the canals to their former glory. The talk will cover the history, heritage and future of the canals and show the restoration work that has been carried out so far through a series of 'then and now' photographs.

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