Local Oxfordshire talks – February 2016

Information provided by the OLHA (www.olha.org.uk)

2nd – Hook Norton – Tony Hadland “The Turbulent Life of Thomas Vachell”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

3rd – Otmoor – Mark Pollard “Murder at St. Johns College”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

3rd – Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust – John Bridgeman “600 years of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry”. Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street (behind the Oxfordshire Museum), Woodstock, 7:00pm. Further information here.

4th – Eynsham – Michael Redley “John Buchan’s Oxford”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Chipping Norton – Gillian White “Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I and the Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575”. Methodist Room, West Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Goring & Streatley – Tim Healey “The Green Man in Oxfordshire”. Goring Village Hall, 2:30pm.

8th – Radley – Liz Woolley “Leisure and Entertainment in Edwardian and Victorian Oxford”. Primary School Hall, 7:30pm.

9th – Marcham – Clare Sargent “The History of Radley College”. Marcham church, 7:45pm.

9th – Thame – Tony Hadland “Raleigh-ing to the cause – the bicycle in wartime”. Church Barns, Church Road, 7:30pm.

10th – Deddington – Simom Wenham “Salter’s Steamers and Leisure on the Thames”. Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Banbury – David Robinson “Local clergy in the Middle Ages”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Wootton & Dry Sandford – Corry Starling “Mapledurham Water Mill”. Wootton Community Centre, 7:30pm.

16th – Clanfield and Bampton – Martin Way “The Golden Age of Coaching”. Carter Institute, Clanfield, 7:30pm.

16th – Iffley – Katherine Bradley “Votes for women in Oxfordshire”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

17th – Littlemore – Colin Carritt “Oxford and the Spanish Civil War”. Giles Road Community Centre, 7:30pm.

17th – Vale of White Horse Industrial Archaeology Group – Bruce Hedge “The work of the Association for Industrial Archaeology”. Denchworth Village Hall, 7:30pm.

18th – Abingdon – Peter Halman “The Thames from Oxford to Windsor: Shaping history through the centuries”. Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Eynsham – Stanley Jenkins “The Witney Blanket Industry”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

18th – Longworth – Elizabeth Hazeldine “The Murderess Mary Blandy:  innocent dupe or cold-blooded poisoner?”. Southmoor & Kingston Bagpuize Village Hall, 7:30pm.

22nd – Minster Lovell – Julie Ann Godson “The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess”. St Kenelm’s Hall, Brize Norton Road, 7:30pm.

22nd – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Tony Hadland “Who were the Hildesleys?”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

23rd – Enstone – annual dinner with a Dickensian theme. Daniel Tyler “Dickens, the Uncommercial Traveller”. Enstone Parish Hall, 7:30pm.

23rd – Hanney – Tim Healey “Drove Roads in Oxfordshire and Beyond”. War Memorial Hall, 8:00pm.

23rd – Kidlington – Liz Woolley “Beer, sausages and marmalade – Oxford food and drink in the 19th century”. St John Ambulance Hall, High Street, 7:50pm.

24th – Dorchester – Greg Stores “Afflictions and their Curious Remedies in Days Gone By”. Dorchester Village Hall, 7:30pm.