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Oxfordshire's most famous grandson gets ready for a whole year celebrating his heroic grandfather

Keith Brooks in the Oxford Mail library with an archive photo of his grandfather and a wooden carving of his Victoria cross medal. Picture by Ed Nix

OXFORDSHIRE'S most famous grandson is preparing for a busy year.

10:08am Tuesday 14 March 2017

War horse on show

A MODE horse which featured in the National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse story is to go on show in Oxfordshire.

12:00pm Thursday 23 February 2017

Wartime artist talk

THE Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock is to host a talk about EH Shepard, who illustrated the Winnie-the-Pooh stories by AA Milne.

10:20am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Military museum has a safe future says director as review takes place

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum director Ursula Corcoran with then Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture Richard Cave

THE Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum has a 'safe' future, according to its director, following the launch of a review of the county's museum service.

11:12am Wednesday 1 February 2017

Cuts prompt review of county museum service

Alexander Sturgis, Director of Ashmolean Museum by Tim Hughes.

THE director of the Ashmolean has been brought in to lead a major review of Oxfordshire Museum Service, amid warnings that it is in a 'challenging position' following large-scale cuts.

11:13am Monday 30 January 2017

Ashmolean Museum staff celebrate as money is raised to save hoard of Saxon coins for the nation

Fundraiser Sophie Carp with the Watlington Hoard at the Ashmolean Museum: Picture Richard Cave

Visitors to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum have raised the funds needed to save for the nation a hoard of Saxon coins discovered by a metal detectorist in a south Oxfordshire field.

9:10am Wednesday 1 February 2017

Call for cash donations to save hoard of Saxon coins

Sophie Carp, from the Ashmolean Museum, with the Watlington hoard. Picture Richard Cave

A PRECIOUS hoard of Saxon coins will go on tour if £26,000 can be raised by the end of the month to save them for the nation.

1:20pm Saturday 7 January 2017

Charge! Vikings invade Museum of Oxfordshire

Viking Martin (Martin Way) with, Left-to-right, Nathan Agapito, Alexander Gubbins, Guy Gubbins and Benji Craig. Picture: Richard Cave

MARAUDING hordes stormed the quiet village of Woodstock in a quest for... education?

10:25am Monday 2 January 2017

Picnic fundraiserfor Poppy Appeal

THE Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock is to host a picnic to raise funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in the county.

9:49am Tuesday 31 January 2017

First World War diary: Troops enjoyed a sporting break from the horrors of war over Christmas

Corporal George Berridge, of the 1st Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry..

ARCHIVIST Steve Berridge continues to take a close look at the activities of the 2nd Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry – including how soldiers spent the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve in 1916. Andrew…

8:30am Saturday 31 December 2016
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