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:


Date Subject Speaker
10 January

NOTE this is the 2nd Monday
Calendars – The Many Ways of Counting Our Days Colin Oakes
7 February AGM

Industrial Archaeology in your Garage, Shed and Attic. A light hearted examination of the artefacts to be found in the average home.

Bill King
 7 March

South Oxfordshire Chilterns

This talk is about neighbouring parishes covered in the publication due to be published early 2022.
Simon Townley – County Editor VCH Oxfordshire
4 April

The Viking-Age World of the Watlington Hoard = CANCELLED.

Dr John Naylor – National Finds Advisor for Early Medieval & Later Coins
9 May
Note: This is the 2nd Monday

Old Scarfs, Ties and Braces.   The illustrated talk will cover some of the recorded buildings in Chalgrove and their special features

David Clark – Oxford Building Records

6 June

Travels with Auntie.  This talk is about working as a journalist at the BBC.

Alistar Lack

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 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.

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