Visitors are welcome to the talks programme. Talks are at 7.00 pm normally on the first Thursday each month in the Parish Centre which is alongside the Church of St Helen. Please get these Thursdays into your diary and invite anyone with an interest in heritage and history.
There are short talks and the opportunity to meet people with similar interests on one Saturday each month in the Museum gallery which will be on the town diary.
You can also leave any idea in the suggestions box at the Museum and of course speak with staff.
Museum Friends hold an annual quiz. This is open to all, an interesting evening with a good quiz, general knowledge and not too difficult. The Museum and the Visitor and Community Information Centre will have information near the time.
5th September 2019 Alan Copeland – Curiosities in the Chilterns Part 2
3rd October 2019 Liz Woolley – The Coming of the Railway to Oxford
7th November 2019 Clare Sargeant – Capability Brown at Radley
5th December 2019 Mark Davies – Stories of Oxford Castle with Abingdon connections
6th September 2018 Rosemary Kitty – The Hush Hush Factory at Tubney
4th October 2018 Sharon Williams – Wychwood Forest Domesday to now
1st November 2018 John Orchard – Abingdon during the Civil War
6th December 2018 Simon Wenham – Sculls, Skiffs, Steamers on the Thames
7th February 2019 Martin Buckland – Invisible Brick in Literature, Music and Murder
7th March 2019 Richard Dudding – Gentry, Yeomen and Land in Radley C17th
4th April 2019 Trevor Rowley – The Landscape of the Bayeux Tapestry
May to August Outings by coach or shared car
The range and breadth of the programmes and the expertise of the speakers chosen is clear from subjects on past Thursdays.
James Mather – ‘Treasures Beneath Our Feet and the Watlington Hoard’
Dr Hubert Zawadzki – ‘Invasion, Deportation and Survival: A Polish Woman’s Epic Wartime Story 1939-1945
Ruth Weinberg – ‘Uzbekistan – the hub of Central Asia’
Liz Woolley – ‘Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford’
Jackie Smith – ‘The Bridges and Causeway at Abingdon and Culham’
Mark Davies – ‘The Joneses of Jesus: Oxford’s Welsh Connections’
AGM – Alan Copeland – ‘Curiosities in the Chilterns Part One’
Guided tour of historic Ewelme village