Local Oxfordshire talks – September 2014

A list of local talks provided by History Societies in September provided by the Oxfordshire Local History Association (please check with the relevant Society before attending).

3rd – Otmoor – John Smith “The Roman Army: Fact or Fiction”. Islip Village Hall, 8:00pm.

8th – Chipping Norton – Hugh Grainger “Famous Spies”. Methodist Church, West Street, 7:30pm.

8th – Radley – AGM, and John Foreman “Horatio David”. Radley Primary School Hall, 7:00pm for 7:30pm.

9th – Marcham – Members’ Evening. Marcham Church, 7:45pm.

9th – Thame – Liz Woolley “Children’s Experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire”. Barns Centre, Church Road, 7:30pm.

10th – Deddington – Richard O Smith “Oxford’s Eccentricity over 900 years”. Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, 7:30pm.

11th – Wootton & Dry Sandford –  Richard O Smith “Local English Eccentric Sports”. Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, Wootton, 7.30pm.

12th – Wallingford – Ben Ford (Oxford Archaeology)  “Winchester: A City in the Making”. Town Hall, 8:00pm.

15th – Adderbury – Hugh Cockwill “The History of the Painted Dial”. Methodist Church Schoolroom, 7:30pm.

15th – Bicester – Liz Woolley “Children and War: Experiences of WWII in Oxfordshire”. Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, 7:30pm.

15th – Goring & Streatley – Shaun Morley “From Time Out of Mind: Custom and Ritual in 19th Century Oxfordshire”. Goring Village Hall, 8:00pm.

15th – Kennington – Julie Summers “Jambusters: The WI in Wartime”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.

17th – Bloxham -Stephen Barker “The Ox and Bucks on the Somme, 1916”. Jubilee Hall, off Brickle Lane, 7:30pm.

17th – Littlemore – Wendy Morrison “Roman and Anglo Saxon Digs at Dorchester”. Littlemore Community Centre, Giles Road, 7:30pm.

18th– Eynsham – Tim May “Winston Churchill and the Oxfordshire  Yeomanry”. Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.

18th – Sibfords – Mark Davies “Artists in Wonderland: Alice and the Pre-Raphaelites”. Village Hall, Sibford Gower, 8:00pm.

22nd – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Dave Annal “Brick Walls and Lost Ancestors: Problem Solving for Family Historians”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.

23rd – Enstone – Richard Thorpe “My Historical Biographical Books, including the Life of Harold Macmillan”. Venue tbc, 7:30pm.

23rd – Hanney – William Wintle “Becoming Romano-British: The Landscape of the Late Prehistoric and Romano-British Periods in the Vale of the White Horse”. War Memorial Hall, East Hanney, 8:00pm.

24th – Dorchester on Thames – Edward Metcalfe “The Dorchester Allotments, their Changing Role in the Village Over Centuries”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.

26th – Bloxham – Liz Woolley, guided walk around Folly Bridge and Grandpont, South Oxford. 10:30am.

30th – Launton – Rowena Archer “Trying to understand Joan of Arc”. Grange Farm Mews, 7:45pm.