Moments and Memories - Older People’s programme of events

Memory Lane

is a themed reminiscence group for older people. It’s an opportunity to listen to a short presentation and share your stories. Sessions are free, and run from 2pm-3.30pm

  • Memories of Where were you when...? - Thursday 16 January - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Memories of Oxford's Green Spaces - Thursday 13 February - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Memories of Oxford's Places of Faith - Thursday 5 March - 2-3.3pm - St Michael at the Northgate Church, Cornmarket Street
  • Memories of Wartime in Oxford - Thursday 2 April - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Memories of Hobbies and Crafts - Monday 18 May - 2-3.30pm - Makerspace Room, Central Library, Oxford

Movers and Shakers 

A gentle dance and music group led by a dance tutor. Sessions are inspired by the memories and themes from Memory Lane sessions.  Sessions are free and take place in Oxford Town Hall  from 2pm-3pm

  • Thursday 23 January - 2-3pm - Town Hall
  • Thursday 27 February - 2-3pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Thursday 19 March - 2-3pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Thursday 9 April - 2-3pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Friday 22 May - 2-3pm - Makerspace Room, Central Library, Oxford

Tea and Talk

Ideal for older people who would like to chat over a cup of tea. A great way to find out what else is going on in the museum and all free. On the following dates:

  • Friday 31 January - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Friday 28 February - 2-3.30pm - Oxford Town Hall
  • Friday 27 March - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Friday 15 May - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall

Moments and Memories Outreach

The Museum of Oxford’s Moments and Memories Outreach Project is a popular scheme delivering sessions to groups of older people in Oxford city.

We bring a collection of museum objects to sessions to stimulate discussions,  encouraging participants to share thoughts, stories or moments.  

The sessions last for approximately 1 hour and groups can chose from a range of themes. There is a charge £20 for each session.

Contact us

For any information on the above, please contact Sarah Levete, Older People’s Engagement Officer on 01865 252795