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Local Oxfordshire talks – May 2016

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3rd – Henley-on-Thames – Derek Toms “Phillip II of Macedonia: Why was he so Important to Greece?”. King’s Arms Barn, King’s Road, 7:45pm.

3rd – Hook Norton – AGM followed by David Shirt “The Rollright Stones”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

9th – Chipping Norton – Martin Greenwood “The Roll of a Country Carrier”. Methodist Room, West Street, 7:30pm.

9th – Goring & Streatley – Judy Dewey “Wallingford Castle”. Goring Village Hall, 8:00pm.

9th – Radley – Ian Brown “Abingdon’s Lost Abbey”. Primary School Hall, 7:30pm.

10th – Marcham – Valerie Burton “The History of Witney Blankets”. Marcham church, 7:45pm.

10th – Thame – Liz Woolley “Leisure and entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford”. Church Barns, Church Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Deddington – Alice Foster “Stanley Spencer”. Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust – Liz Woolley “Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War”. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street (behind the Oxfordshire Museum), Woodstock, 6:45pm.

11th – Wallingford – Ben Ford “The Excavations at Westgate, Oxford: the story so far”. St Mary’s Church, 8:00pm.

12th – Didcot – Nick Humphris “Chedworth Roman Villa”. Northbourne Centre, Church Street, 7:30pm.

12th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Silvia Joinson “Elizabeth of Bohemia”. Wootton Community Centre, 7:30pm.

15th – Oxfordshire Gardens Trust – Visit to Kirtlington Park. 2:00pm.

16th – Adderbury – Martin May “For to Get to the Other Side”. Methodist Chapel School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.

16th – Bicester – Ellie Reid “Dressing Up the Past: Historical Pageants in 20th Century Oxfordshire”.  Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

16th – Kennington – Tony Rogerson “Oxford Dambusters”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

16th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Carol Anderson “Glovemaking in West Oxfordshire”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

17th – Iffley – Allan Chapman “Mary Somerville and the world of science”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

18th – Clanfield and Bampton – Mark Davies “A Literary Tour of Oxfordshire Waterways”. Bampton Village Hall, 7:30.

18th – Littlemore – Ben Ford “Archaeological discoveries at the Westgate”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

18th – Sutton Courtenay – AGM and John Talbot “The history of Sutton Courtenay street and place names”. All Saints’ Church, 7:30pm.

18th – Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group – [subject to confirmation] Anne Gould “Robert Stevenson, builder of lighthouses”. Denchworth Village Hall, 7:30pm.

19th – Abingdon – Richard Dudding “Radley Church in the civil war”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

19th – Longworth – Bill King “The Upper Thames Patrol”. Southmoor & Kingston Bagpuize Village Hall, 7:30pm.

19th – Sibfords – Chris Mason “Swift stories”. Sibford Gower village hall, 8:00pm.

24th – Enstone – Davina Huxley “My history-making ancestors”. Venue tbc, 7:30pm.

25th – Dorchester – Richard Smith “Oxford student pranks: a history of mischief and mayhem”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

27th – Benson – Colin Oakes “Pepys – Plague and Fire”. Parish Hall, 7:30pm.

31st – Kidlington – Bill King “On two wheels: the fascinating story of the bicycle”. St John Ambulance Hall, High Street, 7:50pm.