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               Programme for 2018/19

All talks start at 8.00 pm


AGM 15th October, starts at 7.30


Meetings are held at the Community Centre, New Road, Woodstock


Click to locate the Community Centre



29 August 2018


Visit to Brasenose College

Tour, talk and afternoon tea (£20 per head) - click here for details 



17 September 2018

Dame Helen Ghosh, Master of Balliol College, Oxford and former Director General of the National Trust

A National Trust for the 21st Century


15 October 2018 


followed by a glass of wine or soft drink before the talk at 8.00

Sir Barry Jackson, Royal Surgeon and Past President of the Royal College of Surgeons

Florence Nightingale: Saint or Sinner



19 November 2018

Sir John Kiszely KCB MC, Military Historian

The Disaster of Norway, 1940: Anatomy of a Campaign Reviewed


10 December 2018

Christmas Lecture

Peter Fisher, International Violinist and Director of the Chamber Ensemble of London

Travels with my Violin

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies


21 January 2019

Antonia Keaney, Researcher and Author, Blenheim Palace

Espionage and Evacuees at Blenheim Palace


18 February 2019

Prof. Louise Richardson FRSE, Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford

Higher Education in the 21st Century


18 March 2019

Will Wyatt CBE, Writer and formerly Chief Executive, BBC Broadcast

The BBC in my Rear View Mirror



15 April 2019

Rt Rev William Kenney, Auxilliary Bishop of Birmingham

"Am I my brother's keeper?" - International Relations and the Church


20 May 2019

Thr Rt Hon theLord Patten of Barnes CH PC

 First Confession: a Sort of Memoir  




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