2020 Programme

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Important notice: Due to the current coronavirus epidemic, we regretfully have to announce that our indoor meetings are cancelled until further notice. Many of our members and visitors are aged 70 or over, or have pre-existing conditions, and it is our responsibility to avoid risking their health and welfare.

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Our talks are normally all held on the third Wednesday in the month, in the Littlemore community centre, 46 Giles Road, Oxford, OX4 4NW. Talks start at 7.30 pm, with refreshments available from 7.00 pm.

Membership fee is £12 per calendar year (January to December), for which you receive free entry to meetings and walks (Midsummer frolic not included). Non-members are welcome at all of our talks and walks, at a cost of £3 per person per event.

Walks are either on a Saturday morning or afternoon, or Wednesday evening.

January 4th 2020
New Year walk, meet 10:00 am outside St Mary and St Nicholas church, (at the roundabout where Cowley and Sandford roads join).

January 15th
AGM plus talk ““The History of Farming: Littlemore and further afieldBuffy McClelland

February 19th
Our oldest local documents: Anglo-Saxon charters, Royal grants and Monkish forgeries“, Katie Hambrook

March 18th CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Lost villages of Oxfordshire“,  Deborah Hayter

April 15th   TO BE CONFIRMED IN THE LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC
Louis Davis – the last Pre-Raphaelite“. (a renowned artist and stained-glass designer who did some of his early work when he lived in Littlemore) John Foreman

May 20th TO BE CONFIRMED IN THE LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC
The coming of the railway to Oxford“. Liz Woolley

June 13th  (Saturday) 
Midsummer social

Entertainment to be confirmed. There will be plenty of time to sit and chat, and enjoy light refreshments including a range of cakes included in the price of your entry ticket. Children are welcome. Ticket prices: £3 for members/ £5 non-members. Ticket admits one adult or child aged 12 or above; one child under 12 years may accompany each adult for free.

July 15th
Local evening walk

August 15th (Saturday)
Local afternoon walk

September 16th
The Z to A of Oxford, 1000 years of history in 60 minutes” (a look at the more wacky and eccentric episodes of Oxford’s history). Richard O Smith

October 21st
Henry Broadhurst – from local stonemason to the House of Commons“. Dr Philip Salmon

November 2020
Social evening with refreshments and review of society activities

December  
NO MEETING

Download the complete programme for 2019 here, the 2020 programme will be available shortly.