ZOOM talk: Spitfires over Oxfordshire

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 Meeting report    

‘Professors of Rowing’: the early Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races

Radley Church Church Road, Radley, Abingdon

Speaker: Mark Davies The talk details the early history of this famous and competitive event, highlighting the unusual alliance of Town & Gown in the crucial role played by the Thames’ watermen and boatbuilders in equipping and training the early Oxford crews. Mark is a local author and guide specialising in the history of non-university […]

Club visit to Botley War Graves Cemetery: 1st group

Botley War Graves Cemetery North Hinksey Lane, Oxford

Covid restrictions permitting, Dick Richards will lead a tour for Club members of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site at North Hinksey which contains some 740 burials from both wars. The tour will last about an hour and is for Club members only. Please meet at 2.50 pm at the Chapel.

Club visit to Botley War Graves Cemetery: 2nd group

Botley War Graves Cemetery North Hinksey Lane, Oxford

Covid restrictions permitting, Dick Richards will lead a tour for Club members of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site at North Hinksey which contains some 740 burials from both wars. The tour will last about an hour and is for Club members only. Please meet at 5.50 pm at the Chapel.