West Oxfordshire Field Club

Founded in 1963 to “study nature and promote its conservation” West Oxfordshire Field Club is a natural history society based in Witney, Oxfordshire.

We have indoor meetings with invited speakers on the first Friday of each month from October to May at 7:30 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Witney, and walks to places of natural history interest, usually local, throughout the year. We usually have two social events each year and organise the occasional long weekend away to areas of particular natural history interest. Each January we have a Members’ Night where members can share their own observations and interests.

Reports of our activities, which range from bird watching to hunting for glowworms to fungus forays, can be found in our spring and autumn Newsletters and on our blogs pages. There is an option to follow our Club and Members’ blogs at the very bottom of this page.

Our members have a wide range of interests and are always happy to share their knowledge. Visitors are very welcome on walks and at indoor meetings for a nominal charge of £3; no knowledge of natural history is required!

Whilst the current pandemic unavoidably reduced our activities, we maintained a full winter 2020 – 2021 programme of talks given via Zoom, and some socially distanced walks limited to groups of six people.

We have had a full programme of walks during the summer. We shall resume our indoor meetings on 1 October 2021.

If you intend to come to the indoor meetings please respect current Covid guidance and please do not come if you have any symptoms. We would prefer you to wear face coverings. Some windows and doors in the hall will be open to ensure good ventilation – please wrap up warm.