Please read the following. The information relates to all OxMG events listed below.

 

To date we have not had to cancel or reschedule an talk or activity. However, this may be necessary, for example, due to inclement weather or illness of the speaker / organiser. For activities where you are required to register your attendance via email, the organiser will email you directly to inform you of any changes. For events where booking is not required (such as our Winter Talks), we will update the website and use Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) as soon as possible. Please therefore check before setting off.

 

We are going to have a whole host of talks, events and activities you can attend this year. At this stage the finer details of many aren't finalised so please come back to check for updates soon or become a member to get updates emailed to you.

 

Events are in chronological order so please scroll down the page to find our upcoming events.

Winter Talks 2018

 

Our winter talks programme will restart in October 2018 and will finish in March 2019, with one talk a month. Each talk will be held in the magnificent Museum of Natural History in central Oxford. Each talk will start at 7pm and have a maximum capacity of 300 peoplePlease note, it is not possible to book a seat, however, to date we have not reached capacity.

Mon. 08 January 2018: Dr Judy Webb, Chair of Friends of Lye Valley Wildlife Group, paleoecologist, local wildlife expert.  Mammals and their habitats in the Lye Valley from before the last Ice Age to today: evidence from their bone remains

Mon. 12 February 2018: Steve Powles, Naturalist, Wildlife Photographer and Vet. Hammer Scar - five years' intimate observation of a Devonshire otter

Mon. 12 March 2018: Dr Danielle Linton, Wytham Bat Project, WildCru, Oxford.  The Bats of Wytham Woods

Mon. 08 October 2018: Dr Phil Baker, Reading University.  Foxes in the UK

 

Mon. 12 November 2018: Dr Giuseppe Donati, Oxford

Brookes University. Lemurs of Madagascar

Mon. 03 December 2018: Dr Hugh Warwick. Hedgehogs and the ‘HedgeOX’ Oxford hedgehog project

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Museum of Natural History for supporting our winter talks programme and providing such an excellent venue. 

Activities in 2018

Monday 19 March 2018

The White Hart, Wolvercote - Oxfordshire Mammal Group AGM 

 

Where & When: The White Hart (The Garden Room) in Wolvercote, north Oxford

Overview: The AGM will briefly summarise last years’ activities, our plans moving forward, and elect committee members for next year. Some committee members are standing down this year, and all posts are up for re-election, so please do consider if you would like to help support us in any of these roles.

 

The Agenda for the AGM can be viewed here.


If anybody would like to find out more about what's involved in any of the posts, please feel free to contact the Chair Merryl Gelling in advance of the meeting, or come up for a chat at the Bat talk at the Natural History Museum on Monday 12 March.

 

We'd really like to see and hear from you so please come along if you can.

Dates for your diary (further details to follow)

 

APRIL

Saturday 28th April: Wolvercote Naturefest

 

MAY

Sunday 20th May: Trap Grounds Wildlife Festival

Wednesday 30th May: ‘Talk with the Expert’ at Oxford Museum of Natural History

 

JUNE

Sat 2nd June:  Wild Fair - Festival of Nature at Oxford Museum of Natural History

Saturday 9th June: Wytham Woods Mammal Detective Walk

 

AUGUST

Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th August: Countryfile Live at Blenheim Park

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 2nd September: Wychwood Forest Fair

Saturday 29th September Wild Woods Day at Sutton Courtenay

OCTOBER

Foxes in the UK

Mon. 08 October 2018: Dr Phil Baker, Reading University.  

 

Winter Lecture at the Museum of Natural History, Oxford (Details at top of page)

NOVEMBER

Lemurs of Madagascar

Mon. 12 November 2018: Dr Giuseppe Donati, Oxford Brookes University.

Winter Lecture at the Museum of Natural History, Oxford (Details at top of page)​

DECEMBER

Hedgehogs and the ‘HedgeOX’ Oxford hedgehog project

Mon. 03 December 2018: Dr Hugh Warwick. 

Winter Lecture at the Museum of Natural History, Oxford (Details at top of page)

We'd really like to see and hear from you so please come along if you can.

 

Please Note: For insurance purposes oudoor events are open only to Oxfordshire Mammal Group members. For more information about membership please see our Membership page. 

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