NEW DATE: The Land of the White Eagle: The Story of Poland

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Speaker: Hubert Zawadzki The talk describes the turbulent and complex history of Poland from its medieval origins to the present day. Dr Zawadzki, a former history teacher at Abingdon School and a member of Wolfson College Oxford, is the joint author of A Concise History of Poland and has appeared on BBC programmes involving Poland. […]

The Great Stink! Engineers, sewerage systems and the Victorian battle against dirt

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Speaker: Tom Crook The talk discusses the notorious ‘Great Stink’ of summer 1858 in London, its causes and the approach adopted to combat the problem. Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at Oxford Brookes University. Non-members welcome – a donation of £2.50 towards the meeting costs would be appreciated

Annual General Meeting

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The 24th Annual General Meeting of Radley History Club

Apples! The myth and mystery of England’s favourite fruit

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Speaker: Tim Healey Many fascinating facts are presented in this talk which has five themes: myths, the history of apples, apple rituals, working with apples, and local varieties. Tim is an Oxford-based writer, broadcaster and musician, making his third visit to the Club. Non-members welcome – a donation of £2.50 towards the meeting costs would […]