Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted the Trust is delighted to be able to deliver talks face-to-face again, rather than just online via Zoom and the like. Talks may be of interest to a wide variety of groups. For more information, please see the Events Diary and email us via the Contacts page.


We also hope to attend some of the local village and community events this summer, so keep a look out for us, come and say ‘hello’ and find out more about what we do.


2023 sees the 150th anniversary of what is often referred to as the Chipping Norton Incident. To mark this occasion the Trust is planning a series of activities to take place in Ascott-under-Wychwood around the weekend of 16/17/18 June, and potentially elsewhere in the County during the year. We’ll keep you updated of plans as they develop, in the meantime put the dates in your diary.


A group of local historians have already come together with the aim of publishing a collection of essays exploring topics related to some of the wider issues high-lighted by the Incident. This work is being co-ordinated independently of the Trust but making use of some of the information gathered by the Trust’s Study Group. The publication will be edited by Dr Keith Laybourn of the University of Huddersfield. Topics to be covered include 19th century agriculture with a focus on the role of women; the development of agricultural trades union; the role of the magistrates; the influence of non-conformity; emigration from rural Oxfordshire at the time of the Incident. For further information please contact