Welcome to the Marcham Society website!

The Marcham Society was founded in 1994 to encourage community interest in the history, natural history and environment of the village and the local area. We arrange eight evening meetings each year with talks by guest speakers or members. There are monthly walks and group visits to local places of interest. Projects include local history, building recording, coppicing and surveys of the churchyard, hedgerows, birds, and butterflies.

Ammonite, Perisphinctus pickeringius The ammonite, Perisphinctus pickeringius, symbol of the Marcham Society, is a local geological reference. The original named specimen was found in Marcham. Local Corallian limestone contains many such fossils.

We are hoping to meet on the fourth Monday of the month in Marcham Centre at 7.30pm - depending on the COVID-19 restrictions.

2020-2021 Subscription Rates: Single £12, Family £21

To join or if you have queries about your membership, please contact the Membership Secretary by email:


The Coronavirus Lockdown Project

The Marcham Society is still running the project to record the Coronavirus Lockdown and its effects on people of all ages and their everyday lives in the village. We have been contacting as many of the villagers as we can to ask them to write a few lines or more, anecdotes or even a poem, with photos if possible, and share their experiences showing how village life has changed for them.
It may be used in future exhibitions, put on a website or published in book form at some point and if you wish to remain anonymous, that’s fine.
If you have not already submitted a contribution, we would appreciate your help as we can’t do it without you.

Please email your article to: marchamlockdown2020@gmail.com

 Marcham Remembered: supported by Awards for All
To order a copy call 01865 391626 or email Marcham Remembered a village in pictures was published in November 2009 to critical acclaim. You can buy a copy directly from Marcham Society (see our publications page) or from

  • Marcham Village Shop and Post Office, North Street, Marcham (Mon-Fri 07.30 - 17.30 / Sat 08.00 - 10.00 / Sun Closed)
  • Abingdon Museum (Open Tue-Sun 10.00 - 16.00)
  • Mostly Books and The Bookstore in Abingdon
  • or by visiting www.thematic-trails.org/oxfordshire-landscapes.htm to buy online. (Our book is approximately halfway down the page.)