Sunday 13th August 2023 @ 1pm
Music on the Lawn (MOL2)
Arrangements are now well in hand for the above renewal of our successful 2022 60th Anniversary event.
We have again been fortunate to secure the wonderful riverside venue of Remenham Club, Remenham Lane, and re-booked Barry Owen and the Main Attraction to provide the music. Local butcher, Calnans of Watlington, will provide the bbq.
Tickets priced at £30 are now available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07860 145982
Thursday 12th October 2023 @ 7.30pm
A talk on William Morris, Lord Nuffield and his generosity
Liz is a Freelance local history project co-ordinator, writer, speaker, broadcaster and tour guide, managing community history projects, researching and writing articles and reports (including house histories), giving talks and guided walks for Oxfordshire local history societies, WIs, U3As and other groups and is a Part-time Tutor in history and local history at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
William Morris, Lord Nuffield, probably did more than any other individual to transform Oxford in the twentieth century, physically, economically and socially. His success as an industrialist allowed him to become one of Britain’s most generous benefactors; he gave away the equivalent of £1.5 billion in today’s money, to causes including health, education and academic research. This talk looks specifically at Lord Nuffield’s vital support to various Oxford colleges, including the saving of St Peter’s from closure, and the founding of the college which bears his name, Nuffield College. It also explores his complex and sometimes difficult relationship with the university.
Ticketing arrangements will be circulated shortly.
Tuesday 5th December 2023 @ 12.30 for 1pm
Badgemore Park Golf Club will be the venue for our Christmas Lunch and full details and ticketing arrangements will be notified shortly. Pease reserve the date in your diary.
Thursday 21st March 2024 @7pm
Annual General Meeting 2024
This will be held at Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake and we will engage a speaker on a subject of local interest. You are cordially invited to join the Committee for wine and nibbles after the meeting.