2019 Programme

Our talks are 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 5th
New Year walk, meet 10:30am at Littlemore Fish Bar (Newman Rd/Long Lane)

January 16th
AGM plus talk “From farming to flying: a thousand years of history on the border between Littlemore and Cowley” Buffy McClelland

February 20th
A review of recent Oxford Archaeology digs (inc Littlemore Priory), David Radford (Oxford City Council)

March 20th
Exploring your roots, how to unravel your family history,  Alan Simpson

April 17th   
Straight Joints/Curved Braces! An introduction to dateable features on old houses. Heather Horner

May 15th
The Great Stink! Engineers, sewerage systems & the Victorian battle against dirt. Tom Crook

June 15th  (Saturday) 
Midsummer Frolic,  Social with dancing to the Happy Feet ceilidh band & refreshments, at Littlemore Village hall   1:30 – 4:30 pm

An afternoon Social where our experienced caller will lead you through simple-to-learn English barn dances, no experience necessary and two left feet are allowed! 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 17th (Wednesday)
Local evening walk. Meet at 6.30 pm at Littlemore Village Hall, Railway Lane. Walk to Heyford Hill Lane via new footpath and back through Sandford – approx 2 miles.

August 17th (Saturday)
Local afternoon walk. Meet at 2 pm at Iffley church to walk to Kennington – approx 5 miles.

September 18th
George Brown…Littlemore’s sporting hero!   Mike Stimpson

October 16th
Littlemore’s Saint: John Henry Newman and our community,   Philip Salmon

November 20th
Social evening with refreshments and review of society activities

December  
NO MEETING

Download the complete programme for 2019 here

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