Talks & meetings

There are talks on a wide variety of local history subjects going on all over the county more or less every weekday. For further information on a specific talk, please contact the relevant organiser – details here.

For other events and exhibitions see this page.

September 2018

24th – Launton – Peter Barrington “Flora and Betty – the Lark Rise writes”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

24th – Oxfordshire Family History Society –  Liz Woolley “66 Men of Grandpont 1914-1918”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

24th – Tackley – Anni Byard “Recent archaeological discoveries in Oxfordshire and the Antiquities Scheme”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

25th – Enstone – Simon Batten “How the British army prepared for World War I”. Contact Anne Francis (01608 678820, annefrancis1@gmail.com) for venue; 7:30pm.

25th – Hanney – Christine Wardingley “Farming and Philanthropy: The Early Years of the Lockinge Estate”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

25th – Kidlington – Gregory Stores “The Black Death: its nature and effects on society”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

25th – Sutton Courtenay – Deborah Hayter “The Lost Villages of Oxfordshire”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

26th – Dorchester – Malcolm Airs “Nuneham Courtenay – the most beautiful landscape in the world”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

27th – Aston – Stewart Lindford “The remarkable story of our national chair – the Windsor”. The Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.

October 2018

1st – Chalgrove – Stephen Barker “The Oxfordshire Home Front 1914-18”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

2nd – Henley – Jill Eyers “Boudicca – Warrior Queen or Rebel?” Kings Arms Barn (entry from Kings Road car park), 7:45pm.

2nd – Hook Norton – Simon Townley “A General Introduction to the VCH including the Wychwoods”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

3rd – Otmoor – Edward Peveler “Building Roman Oxfordshire”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

3rd – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – Stephen Barker “Oxfordshire on the Home Front 1914-18”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

4th – Eynsham – Tony Hack “The Wiltshire Medieval Graffiti Survey”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

8th – Chipping Norton – John Hunt “An Auctioneer’s Tale”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

8th – Radley – Alastair Lack “Travels with Auntie-my life at the BBC World Service”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

9th – Marcham – Mark Davies “Secrets of Oxford Castle”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

9th – Thame – Bill King “The Roman invasion, occupation and colonisation of Britain”. Church Barns, Church Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Banbury – Greger Larson “Exploring the origins of domestic animals using ancient DNA”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Deddington – Jan Cliffe “The Making of Chipping Norton”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

11th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Sue Smith “Stories of Conscientious Objectors in First World War Oxfordshire”. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7:30pm.

12th – Charlbury – Camilla Lambrick & Alan Larkman “Birds, Bellflowers, and Beetles: Wildlife in the Cotswolds Fifty Years Ago and Now”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

15th – Adderbury – Stephen Wass “William Castle: A Notable Banbury Eccentric and Morris Fool”. Village Institute, 7:30pm.

15th – Bicester – Mark Davies “The Bicester Gang and other stories of Oxford Castle, including a personal Norman, Indian and local association”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Kennington – Ruth Buckley “Anglo Saxon Oxford”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

16th – Iffley – AGM and Alastair Lack “The buildings of Oxford University”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

16th – Witney – Julie Charlesworth and John Hackston “On the street where we live: West End, Witney”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

17th – Bloxham – Liz Woolley “Beer, sausages & marmalade: food, drink, politics and tourism in nineteenth-century Oxford”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

17th – Littlemore – various members “DNA, family history, the Oxford surnames project and archaeological evidence”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

17th – Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group – Bruce Hedge “Porcelain and the China clay industry”. Denchworth Village Hall, 7:30pm.

18th – Abingdon – Victoria Bentata Azaz “Oxford in the History of Medicine from the 13th to the 21st Century”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Eynsham – Keith Crawford “Wesley and the Non conformists”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

18th – Longworth – Tony Hadland “From Biplanes to BAC via Bouncing Bombs”. Southmoor Village Hall, 7:30pm.

18th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Tim Healey “Drove Roads in Oxfordshire and Beyond”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

18th – Wychwoods – AGM and Katherine Bradley “Early women professional gardeners, including the founders of Waterperry”. Shipton Village Hall, 7:30pm.

19th – Finstock – Stephen Barker “The Oxfordshire Home Front, 1914–1918”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

19th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Jane Bradney “Repton’s Red Books”. Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

22nd – Oxfordshire Family History Society –  Helen Ford “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ….Family History and Trade Unions”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

22nd – Tackley – Peter Read “A history of Mars”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

23rd – Hanney – Paul Sayers “Recent Archaeology in and around Hanney”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

24th – Dorchester – Lesley Best “The Great House of Wessex”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

23rd – Enstone – Martin Elson “The early 20th-century owners of Chastleton House”. Contact Anne Francis (01608 678820, annefrancis1@gmail.com) for venue; 7:30pm.

25th – Aston – Simon Wenham “Poverty, pestilence and public health in Victorian Britain”. The Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.

25th – Sibfords – Victoria Huxley “Jane Austen and Adlestrop: her other Family”. Sibford Gower Village Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Benson – David Greenaway “Britain’s Early Warning Systems”. Parish Hall, 7:30pm.

26th – South Stoke – Deborah Hayter “The Poor Law in the 18th Century: The Crisis in the Parishes.” Village Hall, 8:00pm.

29th – Launton – Paul Ebberson “Restoring the Princes Risborough-Chinnor branch line”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

30th – Kidlington – Graham Twemlow “Art and Design in the Chilterns”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

November 2018

1st – Eynsham – Ruth Buckley “Anglo Saxon Oxford, Part 2”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

2nd – Charlbury – Katherine Bradley “A History of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage in Oxfordshire”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

5th – Chalgrove – Simon Wenham “Morris’ motopolis: the motor works and the transformation of Oxford”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

6th – Henley – Phillada Ballard “Culham Court”. Kings Arms Barn (entry from Kings Road car park), 7:45pm.

6th – Hook Norton – Chris Day “The History of Oxford University”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

7th – Otmoor – Allan Chapman             “Fossils, Phosphates, and Fertilizers: Doctor Charles Daubeny of Magdalen (1795-1867), Botanist and Oxford’s pioneer of scientific agriculture”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

7th – Woodstock – John Lyons’ “Operations Blackbuck: A View from the Ground”. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, 6:45pm. £10.

7th – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – Jude Barrett “Hoards and treasures”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

8th – Banbury – Rosemmary Leadbeater “‘… the constant terror of this loathsome and fatal disease’; facing smallpox in eighteenth-century Banbury”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

8th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Michael Heaney “Morris Dancing – with particular reference to the local area”. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7:30

12th – Chipping Norton – Liz Woolley “Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

12th – Radley – Liz Woolley “66 Men of Grandpont”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

13th – Marcham – Mike Hoath “Those from Marcham and district who served in World War I”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

13th – Sutton Courtenay – Eric Jenkins “The history of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE), Harwell”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

13th – Thame – Chris Bowler “Thame through the letter box”. Church Barns, Church Road, 7:30pm.

14th – Deddington – Simon Wenham “A Crystal Vision of Victorian Britain: The Great Exhibition of 1851”. Windmill Centre, 7:30pm.

15th – Abingdon – Michael Bloom “A History of Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

15th – Deddington – Simon Wenham “A Crystal Vision of Victorian Britain; The Great Exhibition”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

15th – Eynsham – Joanna Snelling “Corpus Christi: of Bees & Books, 500 Years of an Oxford College Library”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

15th – Longworth – Martin Buckland “A History of the Canals: The World to Wiltshire”. Southmoor Village Hall, 7:30pm.

15th – Sibfords – Film showing:  “66 Men of Grandpont, 1914-18”. Sibford Gower Village Hall, 8:00pm.

15th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Mike Hurst “Saunders of the River, boat builder and founder of the aviation company Saunders Roe”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

15th – Wychwoods – Clare Sargent “WW1 memorials and public schools in the Great War”. Milton Village Hall, 7:30pm.

16th – Finstock – Ros Faith, Michelle Greenwald and Barbara Pensom “Women’s Rights”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

16th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Trevor Rowley “Forests and Parks of Oxfordshire and their Relation to Normandy”. Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

17th – Deddington – George Fenemore “Farming in Deddington: The Problems and Changes in Agriculture over nearly 50 Years”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

19th – Adderbury – Barry Davis “Three Ladies of Adderbury”. Village Institute, 7:30pm.

19th – Bicester – Stephen Barker “Oxfordshire in Fifty Objects”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

19th – Kennington – Steve Parrinder “The Lost Abbey of Eynsham”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

20th – Enstone – Rana Mitter “The history of modern China”. Contact Anne Francis (01608 678820, annefrancis1@gmail.com) for venue; 7:30pm.

20th – Iffley – Tim Porter “Purbeck marble – the royal stone of thirteenth-century England”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

20th – Witney – Simon Wenham “Crime and punishment in Victorian Britain”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

21st – Bloxham – Simon Batten “The history of Bloxham School – from the First World War to the present day”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

21st – Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group – Martin Buckland “How many architects were named Gilbert Scott?”. Denchworth Village Hall, 7:30pm.

26th – Oxfordshire Family History Society –  Tony Hadland “My Last Ag-Lab”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

26th – Tackley – Laura Preston “Knossos and elite burials in Ancient Greece”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

27th – Hanney – Julie Ann Godson “Scandals in High Society Oxfordshire”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

27th – Kidlington – Magnus Macfarlane “An Armchair Tour of Oxford”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

28th – Dorchester –  John Bridgeman “The Oxfordshire Hussars at the end of the Great War, 1918”. Dorchester Abbey Guest House, 7:30pm.

29th – Aston – Bill King “Glen Millar – the magic and mystery”. The Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.

30th – South Stoke – Judith Curthoys [talk title tbc]. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

December 2018

4th – Hook Norton – Ben Ford “The Westgate Excavations”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

5th – Otmoor – Tim Healey “A 17th Century Christmas”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

5th – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – Wendy Morrison “Beacons of the past: examining hillforts”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

6th – Eynsham – Liz Woolley “Leisure & Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

7th – Finstock – Simon Wenman “A crystal vision of Victorian Britain: the Great Exhibition of 1851”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

7th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Margaret Willes “Parmesan and Parsley: John Evelyn, Samuel Pepys and Gardens”. Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

10th – Chipping Norton – Mike Heaney “Percy Manning – The antiquary who collected Oxfordshire”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

11th – Kidlington – Christmas party, plus Ian Meyrick “How Films Began”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:30pm.

13th – Banbury – Carol Anderson “Glovemaking in Oxfordshire”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

14th – Charlbury – David Innes “From the Black Prince to Helmand Province: a Look at Oxfordshire’s Military Heritage”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

17th – Kennington – Dave Richardson “The History of Old Pubs of Oxford”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Iffley – Julie Summers “Uninvited guests: the secret life of Britain’s country houses 1939-1945”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

18th – Witney – Richard O Smith “Britain’s most eccentric sports”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

January 2019

7th – Chalgrove – Lazlo Graf “A Hungarian refugee”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

7th – Weston – Liz Woolley “The Development of Oxford’s suburbs, 1850-1914”. Weston on the Green village hall, 7:30pm.

8th – Hook Norton – Alasdair Brown “Local Dialects”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Marcham – Sian Liwicki “The work of Wild Oxfordshire”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

9th – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – John Banbury “Twenty centuries of decorative glass”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

10th – Banbury – Rowena Archer “The rise and rise of Alice Chaucer, Duchess of Suffolk (d. 1475)”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

10th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Tim Healey “Pagans & Puritans – The story of May Morning in Oxford”. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7:30pm.

11th – Charlbury – Nick Millea “From Agas to OS: Oxford’s Changing Townscape in Old Maps and New”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

14th – Radley – Simon Wenham “A crystal Vision of Victorian Britain-the Great Exhibition of 1851”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Witney – Tim Healey “The Green Man trail in Oxfordshire”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

16th – Bloxham – Simon Wenham “The gender agenda: the British suffrage movement”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

17th – Abingdon – Philip Kenrick “Romans in Algeria – a neglected but impressive heritage”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

17th – Eynsham – Deborah Hayter “How Enclosure shaped Oxfordshire’s Landscape”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

18th – Finstock – John Blair “Current and ongoing work on Shakenoak Roman Villa”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

21st – Kennington – Simon Wenham “Morris’s Motopolis: The Motor Works and the Transformation of Oxford”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

22nd – Hanney – Jim Birch “Casting Metal: The Story of Local Iron Foundries”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

23rd – Dorchester – Greg Stores “Hospitals and Infirmaries in the Middle Ages”. Followed by the AGM. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

28th – Tackley – Robin Gibbons “A history of St Nicholas Church, Tackley, part 2”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

29th – Kidlington – Paul Barnett “In Defence of the Drift, 1879 (Alfred Henry Hook VC)”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

February 2019

5th – Hook Norton – Russell Collins “Hook Norton Pottery”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

6th – Otmoor – Jessica Dunham “Remnants of a Roman past: Roman objects in Anglo Saxon graves”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

6th – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – Judy Rouse “Ticket to ride: the perils and pleasures of early Victorian rail travel”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

7th – Eynsham – Nigel Lambert “The Otmoor Riots”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

8th – Charlbury – Jonathan Luxmoore “Britain, Poland, and the East-West Labyrinth”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

12th – Marcham – Tim Jordan “Cotswold barns”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

11th – Chipping Norton – Deborah Hayter “Lost Villages of Oxfordshire”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

14th – Banbury – Keith Westcott “Discovering the Broughton Hoard and the Broughton Roman Villa”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Finstock – Bill King “On two wheels – the fascinating story of the bicycle”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

17th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Alaistair Lack “Oxford’s Country Houses”. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7:30pm.

19th – Iffley – Simon Wenham “Morris’s motoropolis: the motor works and the transformation of Oxford”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

19th – Witney – Bill King “Yesterday’s runways: airfields of Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

20th – Bloxham – Andrew Baxter “The Warmington Hoard”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

21st – Abingdon – Ruth Weinberg “Abingdon on Tap – the Story of our Water”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

21st – Deddington – Chris Farman “The General Strike, 1926”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

21st – Eynsham – Tony Cullen “Soldiers of the Civil War”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

25th – Tackley – Janice Kinory “Oxford past and present: Old photographs of Oxford”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Hanney – William Wintle “Roman Hanney”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Kidlington – Peter Webber “The Shipton-on-Cherwell accident 1874 and its contribution to railway safety”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

27th – Dorchester – Ian Wheeler “The Fairmile Hospital, Cholsey”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

28th – Aston – Tony Hadland “Papists at the Manor – The Yates and Throckmortons of Buckland and Lydford in the Vale of the White Horse”. The Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.

March 2019

4th – Chalgrove – Colin Oakes “Shrove Tuesday – more than pancakes”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

5th – Hook Norton – Liz Woolley “66 Men of Grandpont 1914-18”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

6th – Otmoor – Nigel Lambert “The Revolution of Otmoor”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

6th – Woodstock (Friends of the Oxfordshire Museum) – Liz Woolley “Children’s experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire”. The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 7:30pm.

7th – Eynsham – Nigel Swietalski “The Mysterious World of Algernon Blackwood”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

8th – Charlbury – Peter Whitfield “Oxford, Burford, and London: Compton Mackenzie’s ‘Theatre of Youth’”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

11th – Chipping Norton – AGM and Tim Healey “The Story of May Morning in Oxford”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

11th – Radley – Gregory Stores “The Black Death: its Nature and Effects on Society”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

12th – Marcham – Simon Wenham “More than Three Men in a Boat: the rise and fall of pleasure boating on the Thames”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

14th – Banbury – Liz Woolley “‘It will do him more good than going to school’: Child labour in nineteenth-century Oxfordshire”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Finstock – Kate Tiller, showing the Hook Norton film “24 Square Miles”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

17th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Mark Davies “The Joneses of Jesus: Oxford’s Welsh Connections”. Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7:30pm.

19th – Iffley – Nick Humphris “Chedworth Roman Villa”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

19th – Witney – Michael Heaney “Morris Dancing”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

20th – Bloxham – Keith Westcott “Major archaeological discoveries at Broughton Castle”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

21st – Deddington – Tom Fort “The Village News – The Truth behind England’s Rural Idyll”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

21st – Eynsham – Martin Harris “Matthew Arnold. Oxford’s “dreaming spires” Poet”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

25th – Tackley – Martin Edwards “A history of the internet”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Hanney – Mark Davies “A Literary Tour of Oxford’s Waterways”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

26th – Kidlington – Joanna Snelling “Of Bees and Books: 500 Years of an Oxford College Library”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

26th – Sutton Courtenay – Katherine Bradley “Early Women Professional Gardeners”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

27th – Dorchester – Margot Metcalfe and Denise Line “Up the Street: the history of pubs, shops and businesses in Dorchester”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

28th – Aston – Christine Farmer “Masquerade – the history of the mask”. The Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.

April 2019

1st – Chalgrove – Alistair Lack “Mysterious Lewis Carroll”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

3rd – Otmoor – AGM and Julie Ann Godson “Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

4th – Eynsham – AGM and Carl Rylett “An Introduction to Podcasts: Learning History through Audio Online”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

8th – Chipping Norton – Martin Greenwood “A Country Carrier”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

8th – Hook Norton – Trevor Rowley “Oxfordshire Castles”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Radley – Will Donaldson “Edmund of Abingdon”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

9th – Marcham – Adrienne Rosen “The making of Chipping Norton: history and buildings 1150-1750”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

10th – Banbury – Oral history in Banbury. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

12th – Charlbury – Derek Turner “History and Conservation of Oxfordshire Milestones”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

12th – Finstock – Shaun Morley and others “Exploring the History of Your House, Part II”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

16th – Iffley – Malcolm Graham “A Domestic Idyll? Life in Victorian North Oxford”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

16th – Witney – Mark Davies “Daniel Harris: Oxford Castle gaoler extraordinaire”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

17th – Bloxham – “An Evening with…” [a series of short talks by a number of our members, sharing historical memories and interests]. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

18th – Deddington – John Bridgeman “The Oxfordshire Yeomanry”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

23rd – Hanney – Anni Byard “Oxfordshire Finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

24th – Dorchester – Tony Hadland “Covert Catholics of the Dorchester area”. Village Hall, 7.30 p.m.

30th – Kidlington – Nick Humphris “Roman Britain: a brief history from Julius Caesar including life under Roman rule”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

May 2019

7th – Hook Norton – AGM followed by Kate Tiller and friends “A Hooky Potpourri”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

10th – Charlbury – Celia Haddon “The First-Ever English Olimpicks”. Memorial Hall, 7:30pm.

13th – Chalgrove – Alan Copeland “The Chilterns”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

13th – Chipping Norton – Mark Davies “Stories of Oxford Castle”. Methodist Hall, West Street, 2:00pm.

13th – Radley – Jane Harrison “Around Appleton: missing villages, moated manors and the power of wood”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

14th – Marcham – Andy Robertson “ The History of the Hanneys”. All Saints Church, 7:45pm.

15th – Bloxham – Tony Hadland “Pop pirates of the 1960s”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.

16th – Abingdon – Lesley Best “The House of Wessex Project”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

16th – Deddington – David Hood – “The Malayan Campaign”. Deddington Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.

17th – Finstock – Jeanette Cayley “The Health Service before the NHS”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

21st – Iffley – Liz Woolley “The Victorian and Edwardian development of East Oxford”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

21st – Witney – Katherine Bradley “Nineteenth-century women travelers and explorers”. Methodist Church, High Street, 7:30pm.

22nd – Dorchester – Alex Davies “The Archaeological Dig at Great Western Park Didcot”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

28th – Hanney – Becky Hogben “The Vale of White Horse: Vital Civil War Corridor?”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

28th – Kidlington – Tim Healey “Pagans and Puritans”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

June 2019

3rd – Chalgrove – Judith Dewey “Wallingford, an 18th-century market town”. John Hampden Hall, High Street, 7:45 pm.

10th – Radley – Bill King “Industrial archaeology in your garage, shed and attic”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

21st – Finstock – Adrienne Rosen “The Making of Chipping Norton: History and Buildings to 1750”. Finstock Village Hall, 8:00pm.

25th – Kidlington – AGM plus Simon Wenham “The Pursuit of Pleasure: Victorian & Edwardian leisure”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:30pm.

July 2019

8th – Radley – Ciaran Walsh “The Otmoor riots in a wider context”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

30th – Kidlington – Martin Greenwood “The Roaring Twenties”. Willow Tree Café, Moorside Place, The Moors, 7:50pm.

September 2019

9th – Radley – Mark Davies “Stories of Oxford Castle: 17th and 18th century crimes, escapes and punishments”. Primary School, Church Road, 7:30pm.

25th – Dorchester – Malcolm Airs “William and Jessie Macfarlane and their Mission for Dorchester”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

October 2019

23rd – Dorchester – Martin Buckland “Canal People”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

November 2019

27th – Dorchester – Tim Healy “A 17th-Century Christmas”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

 

 

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