The Woodstock Society
The Woodstock Society

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

Woodstock. There will be no meetings by Zoom until further notice.


Forthcoming Talks

12 December 2022

7.30 p.m. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine, followed by


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


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

21 November 2022


Mrs Alice Foster

Art Historian

Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education,

 University of Oxford

The Art of Partying

17 October 2022

7.30 p.m. A glass of wine on arrival and the 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


26 September 2022 (postponed from 19 September)


Mr Stephen Barker

Heritage Advisor


Oxfordshire on the Home Front, 1914-18


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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