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February 2021

ZOOM TALK: Kingerlee: the family and the building firm

8 February @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Liz Woolley Liz describes the history of this fifth generation Oxfordshire family business which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018. Liz is a local historian specialising in aspects of the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire with a particular interest in the city’s ‘town’ as opposed to ‘gown’. She is a regular visitor to the Club, having given us a talk each year for the past 11 years. Non-members are welcome to join this online Zoom meeting as a guest for a…

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March 2021

ZOOM TALK: Living the Lexicon: James Murray and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary

8 March @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Simon Wenham Simon describes the trials and tribulations behind the creation of this influential book by its editor, James Murray. Simon is a member of the part-time tutor panel of Oxford University’s Continuing Education Department, where he teaches courses on the Victorian period. Non-members are welcome to join this online Zoom meeting as a guest for a fee of £2.50 per person per meeting. Book to join this Zoom meeting (deadline: 4 pm on day of talk)

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April 2021

Pagans and Puritans: the story of May morning in Oxford TBC

12 April @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Tim Healey The talk discusses the history of the Oxford tradition of gathering at 6.00 am to celebrate May 1st. Tim is a broadcaster, musician and writer. Talk postponed from May 2020 Format/venue to be confirmed

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