Summer Visit 2017

The 2017 summer visit was a very successful event, enjoyed by all who attended.  Details of Summer visit 2018 will be posted soon. Check back and reserve your place early.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Summer Visit to Oxfordshire

Private Collection Visit

We are privileged to be invited to visit  an NCS member’s private collection of British ceramics.
The focus will be on Davenport wares and a range of unusual and rare marked wares from
the 18th and and early 19th century.

We have been kindly offered two sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m

Additional Ashmolean Museum visit

For those choosing the afternoon session, there is an optional morning activity to view and handle pieces from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford with special reference to Worcester porcelain.

This will be led by Rosalind Sword, author of a new book on the subject, curator,
Matthew Winterbottom, and we will be joined by the recently retired Keeper of Western Art Tim Wilson.
To attend the morning in the Ashmolean, you will need to arrive by 10 a.m.

The cost of this session is additional to the fee for the private view

Lunch & Refreshments
A buffet lunch will be provided at the local village hall 1.00-2.00pm, included in the cost of £10 per person (wine will be available at extra cost), as are tea/coffee and biscuits in the morning or afternoon at our host’s home.

Pub lunches are also available;
contact the Secretary for costs if you are making your own lunch arrangements.

Private transport is required and for the optional Ashmolean Museum session it is recommended that you use the Oxford Park & Ride scheme. Details will be sent to those wishing to book places.

Please book by Monday, 15 May 2017.

Any places still available will be advertised in the 1 June Newsletter and on the website.
Numbers are limited for both sessions, but there are plenty of places available for the private collection visit.
More information is available in the newsletter

To book please use this contact form  and state if you wish to attend the private visit only or both the visit and Ashmolean Museum session and if you have any dietary needs. Places are allocated first come, first served.