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January 2021

The Land of the White Eagle: the Story of Poland

11 January 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Hubert Zawadzki Hubert outlines the turbulent and complex history of his country whose national coat of arms is a white, crowned eagle. He spoke to the Club in January 2020 on Polish exiles and resettlement camps in Oxfordshire. Hubert is the author of several books about Poland, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Polish Society of Arts and Sciences Abroad. Format/venue to be confirmed

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February 2021

Kingerlee: the family and the building firm

8 February 2021 @ 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. Format/venue to be confirmed

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March 2021

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

8 March 2021 @ 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. Format/venue to be confirmed

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