Oxfordshire

County Coordinator: Dr Roger Hutchins

email: roger.hutchins@btinternet.com

An overview of Astronomy in Oxfordshire – Dr Roger Hutchins

Astronomers

Observatories

Astronomy & Associated Groups

Useful addresses

The Bodleian Library – Main Enquiry Desk, Bodleian Library, Oxford University Library Services, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (reader.services@ouls.ox.ac.uk; tel. 01865 277162 )

The library Archive holds those of the University Observatory 1875 onwards, and various correspondences of the University’s astronomers. The Library holds the Radcliffe Trust Records with a wealth of material relating to the Radcliffe Observatory 1772-1935 (Keeper of the Archive: Mr Simon Bailey enquiries@oua.ox.ac.uk ).

Oxfordshire Record Office – St. Lukes Church, Temple Rd, Oxford, OX4 2HT (01865 398200)

Oxford Local Studies – Oxfordshire Studies, Central Library, Westgate, Oxford, OX1 1DJ (01865 815749;  oxfordshire.studies@oxfordshire.gov.uk ) –  A rich collection, excellent facilities, skilled staff. But there are threats of reduced days open, or merger with ORC, so essential to check before visiting.

Oxfordshire Society for Family History – Highly organised, friendly and helpful (www.ofhs.org.uk)

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