At TASO we have a wide range of guided trips planned in 2023-24, including local walks in Oxford, visits further afield, and a residential tour. We will add to the calendar below as visits are scheduled and details confirmed.

If you would like more information, do email us at

We are also always happy to receive your ideas and suggestions for future walks, visits and trips.

Please be aware that Visits Team events work differently to lectures. They are almost always ticketed, there are limited places and there is usually high demand. For these reasons, each event is initially open only to members, then offered to those on the event’s waiting list if there are still places, and only if places remain after that are they offered to non-members.

TASO Visits Team


October Tue 31st, 2pm Oxford Visit: “Becoming” exhibition, North Wall Gallery – talk and guided visit by the artist, Liz Gascoigne
November Tue 7th & Thu 9th, 11am & 2pm Oxford Walk: Old Headington, led by Lizzy Rowe, art historian
December Fri 1st, 11:30am Oxford Visit: Oxford Printworkers’ Co-operative Exhibition, North Wall Gallery – talk and demonstration by Catriona Brodribb
December Mon 4th, Tues 5th & Fri 8th, 11am Oxford Walk: Oxford city centre – statues and carvings, led by Lizzy Rowe, art historian
December Wed 6th, 7pm online Virtual tour: Mussolini and Rome: il ventennio fascista, led by Stuart Harvey, Rome tourist guide (Zoom link to be sent out w/b 28th Nov)
January Tues 23rd, 11am Oxford Visit: The Art of Duncan Grant at St Peter’s College: a viewing of the JWM Collection, led by the college archivist
February Tues 6th Feb, 11am Oxford Visit: The Art of Duncan Grant at St Peter’s College: a viewing of the JWM Collection, led by the college archivist
March Fri 8th 2pm & Mon 11th 10:30am Oxford Walk: Oxford and the Civil War, led by Victoria Bentata Azaz
March Tues 12th 3pm London Visit: “The Lonely Londoners” – Jermyn Street Theatre
April Mon 8th, 2pm Oxford Visit: Liminal Light Temporal Space exhibition, North Wall Gallery – talk by the artists
April Tues 23rd, all day Oxfordshire Visit: guided tour [by coach] of John Piper churches – led by Lizzy Rowe, art historian
May Mon 13th-Fri 17th Newcastle & Northumbria Residential visit: guided visits [by coach] including Angel of the North, Baltic Art Centre – see details below

The Visits Team is delighted to be offering a four night residential trip from Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May 2024 to the northeast of England. This trip has been organised in response to the feedback we received from the questionnaire recently sent out to members.

We have organised the trip with Success Tours, who provide high standard tours that members of other Arts Societies consider to be good value for money. We will travel on Monday 13th by coach from Oxford to Newcastle (and back on Friday 17th). The tour base will be a high standard hotel in Newcastle, and there will be a variety of guided visits, including The Angel of the North – Anthony Gormley’s iconic landmark – and the now famous Baltic Art Centre. You can find further details by clicking here.

Please note that the tour is open only to members, their families and their friends, and the price will depend on the number of people who register (minimum 20):  20-24 will be £745pp; 25-29 will be £679pp; and 30+ will be £635pp. There will be a single person supplement of £210 (NB the booking form says £105, but £210 is the correct figure). The price includes all costs for accommodation, meals, transport and guided tours. Note that there are now no more single rooms available, but a few twin rooms are still left.

We are reasonably optimistic that the tour will attract at least 25 members, so we are advertising the cost at £679pp. From the research that we have undertaken, we know that this is competitively priced.

We suggest that members book sooner rather than later by clicking here to download the booking form, then completing it and sending direct to Success Tours. We have high expectations that this exciting Arts Tour will attract a lot of interest from members.

Best wishes