A look back in time!

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Dates for your diary - Please note the History group can not be held responsible for any cancelations or re-arrangements of the following events. Always ensure you have checked with the relevant organisers prior to the event taking place.

So what historical events happened this month


So what's on this month (Historic UK).......


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(For more information on the following events go to the OLHA website)


March 2020


16th – Adderbury – Simon Wenham “Not just three men in a boat: Pleasure boating on the Thames”. Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, 7:30pm.


16th – Goring Gap – Liz Woolley “Lord Nuffield’s great generosity to Oxford colleges”. Goring Village Hall, 2:30pm.


16th – Kennington – Katherine Bradley “Nineteenth Century Women Travellers & Explorers”. Methodist Church, Upper Road, 7:45pm.


17th – Iffley – Joanna Snelling “Corpus Christi – Of Bees and Books – 500 Years of an Oxford College Library”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.


17th – Sutton Courtenay – John Boothroyd “Power in the landscape: Anglo-Saxons between Abingdon and Dorchester”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.


17th – Witney – John Leighfield “Map making”. High Street Methodist Church, 7:30pm.


18th – Bloxham – Tim Healey “The Green Man Trail in Oxfordshire”. Jubilee Park Hall, Barley Close, 7:30pm.


18th – Harwell – Jane Card “Does this picture tell a true story? Using artworks as historical evidence”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.


18th – Littlemore – Deborah Haytor “Lost villages of Oxfordshire”. Giles Road community centre, 7:30pm.


19th – Abingdon – James Mather “Treasures beneath our feet and discovering the Watlington Hoard”. Northcourt Centre Hall, Northcourt Road, 7:45pm.


19th – Deddington – Richard Gardner “Portrait of a Nobel Laureate: Robert Edwards, the Pioneer of Human IVF”. Primary School, Earls Lane, 7:30pm.


19th – Eynsham –  Julie Ann Godson “Memories of the Vale”. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Thames Street, 7:30pm.


19th – Wychwoods – Stephen Barker “Oxfordshire during the Second World War”. Milton-under-Wychwood village hall, 7:30pm.


23rd – Oxfordshire Family History Society – Simon Wenham “Sculls, skiffs and steamers: the history of Salter’s Steamers”. Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, 8:00pm.


23rd – Tackley – Liz Woolley “66 Men of Grandpont 1914-18”. Village Hall, 8:00pm.


24th – The Hanneys – Andy Robertson “Hanney Characters through the Ages”. War Memorial Hall, East Hanney, 8:00pm.


25th – Cowley –  Liz Woolley “Beer, Sausages & Marmalade: Oxford Food, Drink, Politics & Tourism in the 19th Century”. The Venue, 242b Barns Road (opposite Templars Square Shopping Centre), 7:00pm.


25th – Dorchester – Keith Parry “Thames Bridges between Reading and Oxford”. Village Hall, 7:30pm.


26th – Aston – Julian Sayers “The Guilds”. Fellowship Centre, Cote Road, 7:30pm.


26th – Kirtlington & Bletchington – Annette Mayer “Ireland: The Great Famine 1845-50”. Kirtlington Village Hall, 7:30pm.


31st – Kidlington – Marjory Szurko “Sweet Slices of History”. Willow Tree Cafe, Moorside Place, 7:50pm.

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All trips and talks have been cancelled until further notice.