Oxfordshire Record Society

A warm welcome to the Oxfordshire Record Society

The Oxfordshire Record Society was founded in 1919. The society's objectives are to publish transcripts, abstracts and lists of the primary sources for the history of the county of Oxfordshire and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to Oxfordshire.

The society aims to publish a volume a year. The volumes appear in hard covers, and are carefully prepared by specialists in their subject. Each volume contains a substantial historical introduction to the edited text and a full index. One copy is issued free of charge to each member - both individual members and institutional subscribers.

Suggestions for future volumes are most welcome, please contact the Hon General Secretary.

Within these pages you can access full details of the range of the society's publications and activities. We welcome all enquiries for membership from those individuals or institutions with an interest in the history of Oxfordshire.


The annual subscription for individuals is at present £12.00, entitling members to receive volumes at less than the price at which they are sold to the general public, and to attend the Annual General Meeting of the society.

The society’s Annual General Meeting is held in September, normally followed by a lecture on the subject of the society’s recent publications. The AGM's are held in the beautiful settings of a university or a country home.

New members, whether individual or institutional, are most welcome. Members are entitled to a complimentary copy of the society’s annual publication, together with special discount on previous publications. Because of these special terms, membership is for minimum of two years. Details of subscription rates and an application and standing order form can be found on the membership page.

The society’s publications are available to non-members; information is available on the publications page.


A Vicar's Wife in Oxford 1938 Ė 1943 : The Diary of Madge Martin

edited by Patricia and Robert Malcolmson (Hardback) 
It is anticipated that this volume will be published on 20 September 2018, and circulated to the society's ordinary members and institutional subscribers immediately thereafter. Non-members wishing to order a copy (or members wishing to order a second copy) can go to the website of ORSís new publishing partner, Boydell & Brewer, who are now taking orders. Access is via our society's publications
And for those ordering before 31 December 2018 from the link on that page, a discount of 25 per cent is available using the promotional code BB652 - just enter that code at the online checkout at at www.boydellandbrewer.com !

Officers of the Society

All officers can be contacted by letter or email via the Hon General Secretary, Oxfordshire Record Society,  Paul Gaskell, 28 Bulan Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7HT.

Please see Contact and society Officers' page.