Aims of the Oxford Historical Society
The Society exists to publish archives, historical texts, bibliographical tools and studies about Oxford – the City as much as the University, its Halls and Colleges – and the neighbouring villages and towns in pre-1972 Oxfordshire. It seeks out suitable materials from all sources – academic, monastic, municipal, commercial, and institutional, as well as personal. To date it has published nearly 140 volumes. These publications have dealt with all periods of history but there has been a concentration on the earlier records. In the future, it is expected that more emphasis will be on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Society is administered by a committee of trustees drawn from both the University and the City of Oxford.
The Society was entered on the Charity Commission's Register on 8 December 2003.