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               Programme for 2017/18

All talks start at 8.00 pm in the Woodstock Community Centre,


(except the talks on 4th June  and 30th July 2018


which will be held in the St Hugh's Centre)


AGM 16th October, starts at 7.30


Click to locate the Community Centre or St Hugh's Centre



18 September 2017

Professor Nigel Crook, Oxford Brookes University

Robots of Good Character


16 October 2017

7.30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, followed by

Christina Anderson, Research Fellow, Ashmolean Museum

The Flemish Merchant of Venice: Daniel Nijs and the 1627-28 Sale of the Gonzaga Art Collection

Free glass of wine or soft drink between the AGM and the start of the talk


20 November 2017

Lady Crawford, Author & Linguist

Voices on the Great Wall


11 December 2017

Christmas Lecture

Crispian Strachan CBE QPM, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Arresting Times

Followed by punch and mince pies


15 January 2018

Ross King, Author & Art Historian

Mad Enchantment: Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies


19 February 2018

Nigel Bryant, Author

The Greatest Knight There Ever Was


19 March 2018

Professor Tim Palmer, Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, University of Oxford

Climate Change: Catastrophe, Hoax or Just Lukewarm


11 April 2018

Visit to Watermill Theatre to see Sheridan's "The Rivals"


Leaving Woodstock by coach at 4.20pm. Pre-performance supper in the threatre restaurant

Estimated back in Woodstock by 11.00pm

Click here for full details



16 April 2018

Simon Heighes, Presenter, Radio 3 & Radio 4

Going to the Opera in Mozart’s Day


21 May 2018

Lyndsey Jenkins, Wolfson College Oxford

Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family and the Women's Social and Political Union (The Suffragettes)

Note: This is a change to the original programme


4 June 2018 - Extra talk not shown on the 2017~18 programme


John Bowers QC, Principal of Brasenose College Oxford (click for brief biography)


Head of House: A light hearted discourse on the problems of leading an Oxford College, especially revelant in this time of turmoil in higher education



To held in St Hugh's Centre ( Catholic Church Hall) in Hensington Road



7th June 2018


Outing to Much Marcle and Ledbury - click for details




30 July 2018 - Lecture postponed from December 2017


Crispian Strachan QPM. Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, former Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.  (Click  for a brief biography


Arresting Times


To be held in St Hugh'sCentre ( Catholic Church Hall) in Hensington Road



29 August 2018


Visit to Brasenose College

Tour, talk and afternoon tea (£20 per head)




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