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.

February 2019

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.

18th – Adderbury – Timothy Walker “The Oxford Botanic Garden, the first 393 Years”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

18th – Goring Gap – Paul Henderson “James Sowerby: the Enlightenment’s natural historian”. Goring Village Hall, 2:30pm.

19th – Enstone – John Bridgeman “Anchorites in Oxfordshire”. 7:30pm; contact Carol Geare, carolawt@gmail.com, 01608 677246, for venue.

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.

20th – Littlemore – David Radford “Oxford Archaeology digs (including Littlemore Priory)”. Giles Road Community Centre, 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.

22nd – South Stoke – Hazel Williams “The Gatehampton Dig and other archaeological finds around South Stoke”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

25th – Launton – Nicole Smith “The history of allotments”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

25th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Julian Hunt “Coaching Days on the Oxford Road” Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

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.

26th – Oxford (Oxfordshire Architectural & Historical Society, OAHS) – Mark Davies and David Clark “Medley Manor, Oxford’s ‘place of great resort’”. Rewley House, Wellington Square, 5:30pm.

27th – Cowley – Rosanne Butler “Cowley through the Ages”. The Venue, 242b Barns Road (opposite Templars Square Shopping Centre), 7:00pm.

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.

4th – Weston on the Green – Pat Snelson “A doorway into Bicester’s architectural history”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

5th – Henley – Janet Hurst “Bridging the (Goring) Gap”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

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.

12th – Oxford (Oxfordshire Architectural & Historical Society, OAHS) – Julian Munby “The Crown Inn, Cornmarket: A Lost Oxford House Rediscovered”. Rewley House, Wellington Square, 5:30pm.

12th – Thame – Roger Mason “Extra-marital affairs of Prime Ministers”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

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.

14th – Didcot – Katherine Bradley “Votes for Women in Oxford: a history of the campaign for women’s suffrage in Oxford”. Northbourne Centre, Church Street, 7:30pm.

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

16th – Stratton Audley – Ian Lough-Scott “RAF Upper Heyford from the Great War to the Cold War, 1916-1993”. Stratton Audley Church, 7:30pm.

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

18th – Adderbury – Ruth Peters “Romantic Decline – Preserving Chastleton House”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

18th – Goring Gap – Liz Woolley “Oxford’s base and brickish skirt: the development of the suburbs, 1850 – 1914”. Goring Village Hall, 2:30pm.

18th – Kennington – Alex Wenham “An Outstanding Stonemason”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

19th – Enstone – Roger MacDonald “The eve of Waterloo”. 7:30pm; contact Carol Geare, carolawt@gmail.com, 01608 677246, for venue.

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.

20th – Littlemore – Alan Simpson “Exploring your roots – family history”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

21st – Abingdon – Silvia Joinson “Kings We Never Had”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

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

21st – Eynsham – Joanna Snelling “Corpus Christi: of Bees & Books, 500 Years of an Oxford College Library”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:15pm.

21st– Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Clive Williams “Shire Hall Through the Looking Glass: memoirs of a legal career in Berkshire”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

25th – Cumnor – Julie Ann Godson “Scandal in high society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble”. Cumnor Old School, 7:30pm.

25th – Launton – Robert Harris “Nuffield / Cowley in World War II”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

25th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Mark Davies “An unexpected discovery of Indian ancestry in Oxfordshire (via Ireland)”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

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 – Cowley – Will Wyatt “Oxford Boy: A Post-War Townie Childhood”. The Venue, 242b Barns Road (opposite Templars Square Shopping Centre), 7:00pm.

27th – Dorchester – Margot Metcalfe, Denise Line and Gail Thomas “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.

2nd – Henley – Jenny Knight and Kay Gough “An Introduction to the Museum of English Rural Life and the Swing Riots”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

2nd – Lower Windrush – John Leighfield “Putting the Lower Windrush on the map, from Gough to Google”. Standlake Village Hall, 8:00pm.

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.

9th – Thame – John Ansell “Crystal Palace”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

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

11th – Didcot – Alex Davies “Settling down in Didcot: Excavations at Great Western Park and the prehistoric story”. Northbourne Centre, Church Street, 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.

12th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Peter Edwards “The history of the Morrell Estate in Oxford”. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

15th – Adderbury – AGM plus Nick Allen “Richard Andrew, a fifteenth century Adderbury and New College man”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

15th – Goring Gap – Alan Turton “Arson in His Majesty’s dockyards”. Goring Village Hall, 8:00pm.

15th – Kennington – Ian Giles “Rogues & Rakes & Live folk music”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

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.

17th – Littlemore – Heather Horner “Straight joints/curved braces! An introduction to dateable features on old houses”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

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

18th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Tom Fort “The survival of the English Village”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

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.

25th – South Stoke – Corry Starling “Mapledurham Mill”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.

29th – Launton – Liz Woolley “66 Men of Grandpont, 1914-18”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

29th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Michael Gandy “Name Lists of the 17th and 18th centuries”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

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.

30th –Oxford (Museum of Oxford) – Liz Woolley “Oxford’s base and brickish skirt: the development of the suburbs, 1850–1914”. The Long Room, Oxford Town Hall, 6:00pm.

May 2019

7th – Henley – Dave Carless “Blewbury and its area”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

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

9th – Didcot – Speaker from the Vale & Downland Museum “The Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage”. Northbourne Centre, Church 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.

13th – Weston on the Green – Pam Manix “Oxford’s Medieval Jewish Quarter”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

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

14th – Thame – Stephen Barker “Oxfordshire’s military heritage, 43AD to the present day”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

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

15th – Littlemore – Tom Crook “The Great Stink! Engineers, sewerage systems and the Victorian battle against dirt”. Giles Road Community Centre, 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.

16th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Tom Fortey “The History and Natural History of a Chiltern Beech Wood”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

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

20th – Adderbury – Ben Ford “Initial Results from the Westgate archaeological dig in Oxford”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

20th – Goring Gap – Julie Ann Godson “1066: Oxfordshire and the Norman Conquest”. Goring Village Hall, 8:00pm.

20th – Kennington – Tim Healey “Pagan & Puritans – the story of May morning”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

20th – Launton – Martin Sirot-Smith “How the wool industry changed England”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

20th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Mark Lawrence “Picture Oxon”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

21st – Enstone – ffiona Periginor “Freud and Jung, minds that changed the world”. 7:30pm; contact Carol Geare, carolawt@gmail.com, 01608 677246, for venue.

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.

4th – Henley – Robert Heath-Whyte “Chalgrove Church and its paintings”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

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

17th – Adderbury – Julie Ann Godson “The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

17th – Kennington – John Beaumont “Wireless War Secrets”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

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

24th – Launton – Julie Ann Godson “1066: Oxfordshire’s part in the Norman Conquest”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

24th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – AGM followed by Sue Honoré “The Oxfordshire Surname Project”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 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.

8th – Weston on the Green – AGM followed by Jamie Norris “Thatching”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

9th – Thame – Victoria Bentata Azaz “Oxford in the history of medicine”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Adderbury – Deborah Hayter “Harvest Rituals”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

15th – Bicester – Julie Ann Godson “1066: Oxfordshire’s part in the Norman Conquest”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

22nd – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Rebecca Probert  “Divorced, Bigamist, Bereaved – Interpreting Your Ancestors’ Second (and Subsequent!) Marriages”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

29th – Launton – Stephen Barker “Oxfordshire in World War II”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

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.

10th – Thame – Paul Barnet “Route on the Riviera – The Slapton Sands Disaster”. Church Barns, Church Road, 7:30pm.

12th – Weston on the Green – Tony Crabtree “Bellringing”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

16th – Adderbury – Maggie Black “From local committee to international organisation: Oxfam’s extraordinary journey”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

16th – Goring Gap – Graham Twemlow “The golden age of posters in Britain”. Goring Village Hall, 8:00pm.

16th – Kennington – Clare Sargent “Radley College archives”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Littlemore – Mike Stimpson “George Brown: Littlemore’s sporting hero!” Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

19th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Ed Peveler “Beacons of the Past – The Chiltern LIDAR project”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

20th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Helen Langley “Cliveden and Ditchley: A case of relative values?”. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

24th – Enstone – George Huxley “Sappho and Aeolian Aristocracy”. 7:30pm; contact Carol Geare, carolawt@gmail.com, 01608 677246, for venue.

25th – Dorchester – Mark Davies “Professors of Rowing: the first Oxford v Cambridge boat races”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

30th – Launton – Michael Heaney “An Oxford antiquarian’s part in Oxfordshire history”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

October 2019

1st – Henley – Nicola Tallis “Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

8th – Thame – Julia Bailey “Nursing in the 1950s”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

16th – Littlemore – Buffy McClelland “Farming: The rural history of Littlemore”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

17th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Simon Draper “The Victoria County History’s research on Whitchurch Parish”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

18th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Ottoline Leyser “Thinking like a vegetable: How plants think what to do”. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

21st – Adderbury – Bill King “Yesterday’s Runways”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

21st – Kennington – Julie Ann Godson “Our Boys 1914-1918: who were the fallen of one Oxfordshire valley?” Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

22nd – Enstone – Stephen Goss “Oxfordshire historic churches”. 7:30pm; contact Carol Geare, carolawt@gmail.com, 01608 677246, for venue.

23rd – Dorchester – Malcolm Airs “William and Jessie Macfarlane and their Mission for Dorchester”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

28th – Launton – Peter Barrington “Edward Lear – limericks and art”. Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, 7:45pm.

28th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Kathy Chater “Coroners’ Inquests”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

November 2019

5th – Henley –  Lindsey Bedford “Boxford Villa and its Mosaic”. Kings Arms Barn, Kings Road, 7:45pm.

11th – Weston on the Green – Tim Healey “A 17th Century Christmas”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

12th – Thame – Martin Attridge “Guy Fawkes”. Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Roderick Floud “Purchasing Paradise: The money that financed the great gardens”. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

18th – Adderbury – Richard Westcott “Confessions of a Pantomime Dame”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

18th – Kennington – Graham Horn “Anniversaries 2018”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

21st – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Mike Hurst “Old time Christmas”. Goring Heath Parish Hall, 8:00pm.

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

29th – South Stoke – John Leighfield “The History of the Development of Printed Maps of Oxfordshire”. South Stoke Village Hall, 8:00pm.

December 2019

6th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Christmas party followed by Fiona Stafford “The long, long life of trees – and the brief lives of flowers”. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford, 7:00pm.

16th – Kennington – Tim Healey “A 17th century Christmas”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

January 2020

13th – Weston on the Green – Nigel Lambert “The Otmoor Riots”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

16th– Whitchurch & Goring Heath – Peter Hawley “Women poets of the First World War”. Venue tbc, 8:00pm.

20th – Kennington – Anni Byard “The Portable Antiquities Scheme”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

February 2020

20th – Whitchurch & Goring Heath – AGM followed by Mark Davies “James Sadler, the Oxford balloonist”. Venue tbc, 8:00pm.

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