Friends of the Museum Events Programme


The Friends 30th Anniversary Magazine

30th anniversary magazine
Michael O’Hanlon, Penelope Lively and Philip Pullman,
© Studio Edmark

  • Michael Palin
    Treasures from his travels
  • Philip Pullman
    The Infinite variety of the PRM
  • Anthony Pitt-Rivers On his great-grandfather’s role as first Inspector of Ancient Monuments
  • Patrons Penelope Lively, David Attenborough, Barry Cunliffe and Danby Bloch choose their favourite items
  • William Beinhart
    Remembers Kenneth Kirkwood
  • Chris Gosden (Friends’ President);
  • Michael O’Hanlon (PRM Director) and Helen Adams (VERVE) Review past 30 years and look to the future

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Friends Newsletter

The FPRM Newsletter was awarded a first prize in the British Association of Friends of Museums' Newsletter Awards for 2005, 2008 and 2013. Download issue 80, Summer 2014. The current issue of the newsletter is on sale in the Museum shop

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Friends' Lectures and Events

18.00 for 18.30

The talks listed below will be held in the Lecture Room of the Pitt Rivers extension, access via Robinson Close, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP| Enquiries: Terry Bremble

Visitors are most welcome (£2)


19 November | Wednesday

Middle Eastern Al-Sadu textiles:
lost meanings and future prospects*

Speaker: Keireine Canavan   

Al-Sadu is an ancient textile weaving craft that conveys the Bedouin’s rich cultural heritage, with patterns and semiotic codes messaging instinctive expressions of beauty and their nomadic lifestyle. Demands for tribal textiles have virtually ceased and all associated weaving skills, and knowledge is in danger of being lost.

Photo Credit: G & K Canavan. Image from Permanent Textile Collection Beit Al-Sadu, Kuwait
  Friends Christmas party

5 December | Friday

Friends’ Christmas Party *

Live music, memorable morsels, drinks and much more.

Flyer and booking form (PDF)

All welcome.
You don't have to be a Friend of the Pitt Rivers to Party there.


* For information about the Friends’ talks and the Christmas Party contact Terry Bremble

map of the museum's location


See Map for location (pdf)