Diary

Dates for your diary - Please note the History group can not be held responsible for any cancelations or re-arrangements of the following events. Always ensure you have checked with the relevant organisers prior to the event taking place.

Date/Time Event Place Comment Link
10.10.19 Anglo-Saxon Talk Hornton Pavilion

Please Note: We are planning our trips and talks for the next few months. More information will available soon.

So what historical events happened this month

So what's on this month (Historic UK).......

OLHA - DIARY OF TALKS AND MEETINGS 2018

(For more information on the following events go to the OLHA website)

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.

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.

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