Meetings

Meetings normally take place in the John Hampden Hall, Chalgrove on the 1st Monday of the Month between September and June (excluding December).

The doors open around 19:15 with the talk starting 19:45 followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.

Upcoming talks:

2021

Date Subject Speaker
6th Setember AGM followed by 
My Time at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Richard Anderson
Richard attended the Military Academy from 1971 to 1973 and he tells his story which is mostly amusing episodes about some of the things they got up to including a wealth of stories about Sergeant Majors and their particular approach to humour.
He will also explain the ‘Sandhurst system ‘, how it works and recount some of the famous people who have passed through its doors. You will know the people and be surprised that they were once Officer Cadets at Sandhurst.
4 October ? Brian Malin

Previous meetings have included talks on a variey of topics including: The role of women in WWI; The development of dendrochronology;  The history of Oxford’s military college.

In addition to the above meetings the various project teams meet at the John Hampden Hall on 3rd Mondays to discuss on going project work.  Contact the secretary to check if the meeting is taking part.

In the summer we try and arrange visits to places of local hisotoric interest, in previous years we have had guided tours around houses that are not normally open to the public.  We have also had guided tours of some of local museums.  The 2019  visits were a guided tour of Dorchester and a guided tour of  Waterperry House.