Swifts - lunchtime walk and talk | University of Oxford

Swifts - lunchtime walk and talk

Swifts have been a cherished part of Oxford’s summer for many years, providing graceful aerial displays over the city's skyline.

Join experts Chris Mason, Cherwell Swifts Conservation Project, and Jocelyne Hughes, Department of Continuing Education for this lunchtime walk to find out about where they gather in the city and to hear about what we can do to encourage them to thrive in an urban environment.  

The 50-minute Swift Walk and Talk will start at 1pm outside Rewley House in Wellington Square, and finish at 1.50pm. The walk is taking place on two dates in July. Please click on your preferred date to register:

Enjoy this opportunity to watch the swifts swoop over Wellington Square before you head to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, where swifts have been nesting for over 60 years in the ventilation flues high in the museum’s tower. During the summer months the museum's webcam allows you to track the progress of the swifts in the tower as they take on the task of rearing their chicks. Click here to view