William Smith’s Bicentenary Exhibition 2015

William Smith’s Bicentenary Exhibition March – September 2015
Curated with the help and support of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

2015 was the bicentenary of the publication of Smith’s famous map, and this exhibition which included original maps, diaries and letters, and specially commissioned audio recordings, commemorated his life and work and celebrated his legacy.

From Our Guest Book

  • "Why haven't we been here earlier? We shall certainly return!"

  • "Congratulations to all on this initiative.  So well-organised and user-friendly."

  • "What a lovely treat to stumble upon. Thank you for preserving a part of our Heritage"

  • "Excellent to have this centre as a focus for Churchill's history - especially in relation to William Smith."

  • "A fine chance discovery"

  • "A little gem I didn't know existed."

  • "Beautiful restoration, very nicely done! Unexpected hive of information."

  • "Very good new interactive displays, very comprehensive."

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

  • "Lovely spot, so grateful this part of the old church was saved."

  • "A fascinating display in a very beautiful setting."

  • "Fantastic, absolutely first class. Most interesting and informative."

  • "A fascinating visit. William Smith was a wonderful man! "

  • "Such a wonderful enterprise. The locality should be proud of it."