Meetings 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
13 May  (Note: First Monday is a Bank Holiday) The Chilterns Alan Copeland
3 June Wallingford – 13th Century market town Judith Dewey
  Summer Trips – Members Only  
Sunday 30 June – 2pm Walking Tour of the Buildings of Dorchester Prof. Malcolm Airs
Sunday 4 August – 2pm Tour of Waterperry House  
2 September Recent archaeological discoveries in Chalgrove Carl Champness, Oxford Archaeology
7 October The River at War: Why the Thames was such an important strategic feature in WWII Bill King
4 November Mapledurham Watermill & Turbine Corry Starling


Date Subject Speaker
6 January To be confirmed  
3 Febuary AGM  
2 March Morris Metropolis: The motor works amd transformation of Oxford Simon Wenham
6 April My Time at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Richard Anderson
11 May (Note: First Monday is a Bank Holiday) The Watlington Hoard Dr John Naylor
1 June Pop Pirates of of the 1960’s Tony Hadland

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 2018  visits were to Ifley Church and The Oxford Botanic Garden.