Visit to Adwell, between Thame and Watlington, OX9 7DQ. Thursday 5th July 2018
2pm. Colin Roberts, Head Gardener, leads us on a tour of the gardens, developed by the Birch-Reynardson family from the 19th century onwards, including herbaceous borders, lakes, a walled garden, and a parish church in the grounds; David Bradley will talk about the water features. £11 members, £16 non-members including tea/coffee.
Lecture by Oliver Cox: Oxford University's work with heritage. Friday 7th September 2018
Lecture by Dr Oliver Cox, of The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). He will speak about Oxford University’s work with heritage − Heritage and Innovation in Oxfordshire, examples of recent projects with the National Trust, and future plans.
Lecture by Jane Bradney: Repton's Legacy – The Red Books. Friday 19th October 2018
Lecture by Jane Bradney, an independent garden historian and lecturer with a special interest in Humphry Repton and the Regency. She will talk about the pervading influence of the Red Books.
Lecture by Trevor Rowley: Forest Parks and Woodland in early medieval England and Normandy. Friday 16th November 2018
Lecture by Trevor Rowley, landscape historian and archaeologist, Emeritus Fellow of Kellogg College, and author of the classic Villages in the Landscape and The Landscape of the Welsh Marches. He will reveal the history of English landscapes and their associations with Normandy.
Lecture by Margaret Willes: Parmesan and Parsley – Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn and Gardens. Friday 7th December 2018
Lecture by Margaret Willes, historian and writer and former publisher at The National Trust. She will talk about these two great diarists of Restoration England and their intense curiosity in what Evelyn called ‘hortulan affairs’, subject of her recent book 'The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn' (Yale UP, 2017).