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May 2021

The Oxford of Inspector Morse

10 May @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Alastair Lack The Inspector Morse novels, by Colin Dexter and the popular television series based on them are set in Oxford. Alastair read history at University College Oxford.  He then had a career at the BBC, mainly working for the World Service. He is a Green Badge Guide and member of the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides. Talk postponed from May 2020 Format/venue to be confirmed

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June 2021

Spitfires over Oxfordshire

14 June @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Nic Vanderpeet The Spitfire, the famous British fighter aircraft of the Battle of Britain, later played an important role in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Nic is a learning and outreach officer for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock. Talk postponed from June 2020 Format/venue to be confirmed

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July 2021

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

12 July @ 19:30 - 21:00

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, Talk postponed from July 2020 Format/venue to be confirmed

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