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
3 June ‘Beating the Ancient Bounds of Oxford: memorable moments from the last 500 years’ Mark Davies
9 September ‘The History and Development of Martin Baker’ Tony Gaunt
7 October ‘Jack the Ripper’ John Murphy
4 November ‘The Poppy – symbol of remembrance’ Bill King
Date Subject Speaker
6 January ‘Agatha Christie in Wallingford’ Judy Dewey
3 February AGM followed by ‘Magna Carta: “And what she did for you!” Colin Oakes
3 March ‘Famous Local Folk: the people behind the blue plaques of South Oxfordshire’

Mary Louise Kerr

7April ‘Pagans and Puritans – the story of May Morning in Oxford’

Tim Healey

12 May ‘The Peculiar History of fish ponds and fishing in Oxfordshire and around’, including Ascott Park

Stephen Wass

2 June ‘Oxfordshire Place Names – an interactive talk involving audience participation’

Andrew Long

In the summer we try and arrange visits to places of local historic interest and have benefitted from  guided tours around houses that are not normally open to the public. In recent years we have enjoyed guided tours of Dorchester-on-Thames, Waterperry House, Wallingford and Great Haseley.

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