Local Oxfordshire talks – November 2014

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

4th – Henley – Judy Dewey “The History of Wallingford”. Old King’s Arms Barn, King’s Road, 7:45pm.

4th – Hook Norton – Don Ratcliffe “The Croakers of Hook Norton and the Threat to the Open Village”. Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, 7:30pm.

6th – Eynsham – Andrew  Moss “The History of the Old Radcliffe Infirmary”. Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Sutton Courtenay – World War I Commemoration. All Saints’ Church 7:00pm.

10th – Chipping Norton – Richard O Smith “Oxford Eccentricity: a History of Mayhem and Mischief”. Methodist Church, West Street, 7:30pm.

10th – Goring & Streatley – Liz Woolley “Children’s Experiences of World War 2 in Oxfordshire”. Goring Village Hall, 2:30pm.

10th – Radley – Gavin Hannah “The Building of Nuneham Park”. School Hall, 7:30pm.

11th – Marcham – Tony Hadland “Foray to the Falklands”. Marcham Church, 7:45pm.

11th – Thame – Simon Baynes “‘This Royal Throne of Kings’: Shakespeare and English History”. Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

12th – Deddington – Gareth Richard “The Poor of Deddington”. Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, 7:30pm.

13th – Banbury – Colin Harrison “Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites”. Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, 7:30pm.

13th – Wootton & Dry Sandford –  Stephen Barker “The City of Oxford during the Civil War, 1642-46”. Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7.30pm.

14th – Charlbury – Charles Menteith “Non-Christmas Carols”. Memorial Hall, Browns Lane, 8:00pm.

14th – Wallingford – Rosey Meara “Recent Cotswold Archaeology Projects in Oxfordshire”. Town Hall, 8:00pm.

17th – Adderbury – Barry Davis “Adderbury at Leisure”. Methodist Church Schoolroom, 7:30pm.

17th – Bicester – Martin Way “Barrels, Barley and Beer”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

17th – Kennington – Mark Davies “Oxford’s Historic Waterways”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

18th – Clanfield & Bampton – Paul Backhouse “Excavations at the First World War Burial Site at Fromelles”. Carter Institute, Clanfield, 7:30pm.

18th – Cowley – John Fieldsend “Kindertransport: Children in Search of Security in the 1930s”. Temple Cowley United Reformed Church, Temple Road, 8:00pm.

18th – Enstone – Janet Newson “Beakhead Doorways: Design and Mysteries of Romanesque Sculpture in North Oxfordshire”. Venue tbc, 7:30pm.

18th – Iffley – Tim Porter “The Cotswolds in the Wars of The Roses”. Church Hall, Church Way, 7:30pm.

19th – Bloxham – Roger Scanlan “The Past, Present and Future of Thatching”. Jubilee Hall, off Brickle Lane, 7:30pm.

19th – Littlemore – Members’ evening – discussion of past year, projects and social evening. Littlemore Community Centre, Giles Road, 7:30pm.

19th – Otmoor – Robert Harris “Women in Industry during the War Years”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

20th– Eynsham – Richard Smith “Bovington Tank Museum and the Battle of Cambrai”. Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

20th – Longworth – Tony Hadland “Steam and Steel in the Vale of White Horse”. Southmoor Village Hall, 7:30pm.

20th – Sibfords – Gerald Lesinski “The Crown Jewels”. Village Hall, Sibford Gower, 8:00pm.

21st – Besselsleigh – Julie Ann Godson “The Water Gypsy: How a Thames Fishergirl became a Viscountess”. The Hayloft, Great Park Farm, 7:30pm. Tickets £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the door. Contact rosemarykitto@gmail.com.

21st – Finstock – Bill King “WW1 – the First Two Years”. Village Hall, 8:00 pm.

24th – Launton – AGM. Grange Farm Mews, 7:45pm.

24th – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Shaun Morley “From Time Out of Mind: Custom and Ritual in 19th Century Oxfordshire”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

25th – Hanney – Martin Buckland “The Invisible Brick – Revealed in Language and Literature, Film and Fiction, Music and Murder, in the Local area and Much More”. War Memorial Hall, East Hanney, 8:00pm.

25th – Kidlington – Stephen Barker “The Story of the Chiltern Railways”. St John Ambulance Hall, High Street, 7:50pm.

26th – Dorchester on Thames – Paul Booth “A View from the Train. The Roman Archaeology of High Speed 1 in Kent”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

26th – Ruskin College, Oxford – Margaret MacMillan “The Outbreak of the First World War: History and Memory”. Dunstan Road, Headington, 7:00pm. More info here.

27th – Aston – Tony Hadland “William Gill – A Victorian Explorer and Spy”. Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.