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Oxfordshire’s Country Houses

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Alistair Lack

Oxfordshire abounds in country houses, old and new, large and small.  In this talk, Alastair Lack discusses four houses of differing ages and styles: a small family house still lived in by the original family; a great house of England; a Jacobean masterpiece and ‘a doll’s house’ set in empty countryside.

About the speaker:

Alastair Lack read Modern History at University College, Oxford between 1964-8 and subsequently taught in India and worked in publishing in New York. He then worked for the BBC for more than twenty-six years, from 1971 to 1997, making programmes for both television and radio, but almost always for the World Service. Having presented, produced and edited a wide range of programmes from current affairs to the arts, his final position was as Head of English Programmes, with responsibility for all non-news English programmes on the World Service. Moving to Oxford, he became The Secretary of The Oxford University Society ( the organisation that supports Oxford alumni groups throughout the world), and then moved to freelance work, including Oxford city and university guiding, local journalism and tutoring students in media studies.

 

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre
Lamborough Hill
Wootton, Oxfordshire OX13 6DA United Kingdom
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