Reeve’s account for the Manor of Cuxham, 1317–8 (Courtesy of the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford). A transcription appears in ORS Volume 50.

The Society’s future plans

The ORS publishes a new volume every year. Its publication plan is developed and overseen by the Editorial Committee and stretches several years ahead. To find out more, take a look at our Annual Publication Report 2020.

UPDATE Following the publication in August 2020 of Volume 74, Mediaeval Inscriptions, work is well advanced on our next new book, for 2021. This will be the Registers of the Oxford Catholic Mission, 1700–1875, edited by Tony Hadland. It will include successive sacramental records and other registers from Waterperry House, St Ignatius Chapel in the Oxford suburb of St Clement’s, and the Oratory church of St Aloysius on Woodstock Road, documents spanning the watershed of Catholic Emancipation in 1829, and developments from ‘hidden’ country-house Catholicism to a city church with influential priests and congregation.

Two special ORS projects are also in development, subject to resources

Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire – new edition

A new edition of the Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire, first published in 2010, is in preparation; it is one of the most popular and widely-used of the ORS’s publications, covering aspects of the county from pre-history to the 20th century.

Suggestions for updated content, revised coverage and new entries will be welcomed; please send them to us by email.

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Digitisation and the Oxfordshire Record Society

Our second project is the development of a digital policy for the Society, including the digitisation of its back volumes.