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Oxford Centre of the National Trust


As the Government now strongly advises self-isolation for those aged more than 70 we have decided to cancel all visits up to the end of August. If your cheques have not been cashed they will be returned to you shortly. If they have already been cashed, you will receive a refund from the Treasurer in due course. We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused in these unusual circumstances.

Pauline Martin Chair Oxford Centre of the National Trust

01865 250870/07802 390914

Oxford Centre of the National Trust, founded in 1968, brings together people from the Oxford area with a common interest in seeing and preserving our heritage. Our activities include coach outings, lectures and social events which provide opportunities to make new friends and have new experiences, while raising money for the National Trust. If you would like to join us and meet new people with similar interests, we would love to hear from you.

Membership is open to all National Trust members and affiliated organisations. The annual single membership is £10, with an extra £5 for each additional member at the same address. This entitles you to receive information about all our activities via a newsletter, either by post or email, which is produced three times a year, with the chance to book for outings.

We hold illustrated talks from October to March covering a wide range of subjects, including conservation, heritage, travel and local history. These lectures are held at Magdalen College Auditorium, in Longwall Street on the third Tuesday in the month, starting at 11am. There is a charge of £5 per lecture (£6 for non-members) and this includes tea/coffee served from 10.15am. All are welcome at these lectures, so do come along with your friends.

We have regular outings throughout the year by coach from Oxford to places of interest, so cars can be left at home! These include visits to National trust propertiesand other historic houses and gardens, theatres, museums and exhibitions. See Visits. We also have social events, including a winter and summer meal locally, walks and most years there is a holiday to a different part of the country.