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Museum Friends Forthcoming Talks and Events

Visitors are welcome to the talks programme. The first session is 7.00 pm on Thursday 5th September in the Parish Centre which is alongside the Church of St Helen. Please get the first Thursday in each month 3rd October and 7th November in your diary.

On Saturday 7th September some members of the Museum Friends will be providing information on Market Place and will be interested in suggestions and ideas for future outings, talks and events. You can also leave any idea in the suggestions box at the Museum and of course speak with staff.

Teams are welcome to join a quiz night on Saturday 12th October. This will be an interesting evening with a good quiz, general knowledge and not too difficult. Tickets at only £12 are available from the Museum so please buy your ticket soon even if you have not found another five people. A fish and chip supper is included in the price so this is a good value night out.

Friends of the Museum Talks 2019

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

There are talks in the Museum gallery each third Saturday as well

Past subjects

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

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