The Woodstock Society
The Woodstock Society

Meetings begin at 8.00 p.m. in the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woodstock,

and by Zoom

 

Forthcoming Talks

19 September 2022

 

Mr Stephen Barker

Heritage Advisor

 

Oxfordshire on the Home Front, 1914-18

 

17 October 2022

7.40 p.m. Annual General Meeting of The Woodstock Society, followed by

 

Mr Nicholas Cleobury

International Operatic, Orchestral and Choral Conductor

Hon. Patron, Woodstock Music Society

 

                         From Choirstall to Rostrum, a Life in Music

 

21 November 2022

 

Mrs Alice Foster

Art Historian

Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education,

University of Oxford

 

                                  The Art of Partying

12 December 2022

 

Mr Richard Ovenden OBE

Bodley's Librarian

Head of University Gardens, Libraries and Museums

Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford

 

                                Knowledge Under Attack - how libraries have

                                fought back for 3000 years

23 January 2023

 

Professor Sir Adrian Hill KBE FRS FMedSci FRCP

Director of the Jenner Institute, Oxford

Professor of Vaccinology

Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford

 

                               New Vaccines for Global Challenges

20 February 2023

 

Professor Paul Newman

Director of Oxford Robotics Institute

BP Professor of Information Engineering

Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford

Co-Founder and CTO, Oxbotica

                                 

                                Robots Will Drive You and Everything

20 March 2023

 

Mr Simon Heighes

Journalist, Critic and Broadcaster

Leading expert on Baroque music

 

The Great British Choral Tradition on Record, 1888-2022

17 April 2023

 

Mr Peter Hilton

Former Chief Superintendent, British Transport Police

 

Tales from Six Decades of Policing

22 May 2023

 

Mr Will Gompertz

Artistic Director, The Barbican Centre, London

Former Arts Editor, BBC

Supernumerary Fellow of Harris Mansfield College, University of Oxford

 

                                   See What You're Missing

Previous Talks

20 September 2021 - by Zoom

  

Dr Xa Sturgis

Director, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

Not Just a Knickknackatory - the Ashmolean Museum

 

 

18 October 2021 - preceded by AGM at 7.40 p.m.

 

Professor William Whyte

Professor of Social and Architectural History

St John's College, University of Oxford

 

The Growth of Victorian Oxford

 

15 November 2021 - by Zoom only

 

Dr Wendy Morrison

'Beacons of the Past' Project Manager

Chilterns Conservation Board

 

Citizen Science and LiDAR: Shedding Light on the Chiltern                                  Landscape

 

13 December 2021

 

7.30 p.m. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine in the Church

8.00 p.m. Mr Richard Wigmore

Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster

 

Handel's Oratorios

 

 

 

17 January 2022

 

Admiral Sir Philip Jones GCB DL

Former First Sea Lord


The Role of the Modern Royal Navy
 

 

21 February 2022

 

Dr Elizabeth Gemmill

Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford


The Don on the Quad: My Year as Junior Proctor in the University of Oxford
 

 

21 March 2022

 

The Very Reverend Jeremy Auld

Rector, Woodstock and Bladon Benefice

 

The Long Road to Woodstock

 

 

25 April 2022

 

Mr Carney Bonner

Emergency Response Operations Manager (South & Channel Islands), British Red Cross


An Insight into the British Red Cross Local                                                              Emergency Response

 

16 May 2022

 

Dr Philippa Joseph

Tutor in Art History, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education; Senior Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

 

                                Understanding the Alhambra: a Tale of Survival, Revival                                        and a Return to Splendour

 

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