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January 2021

ZOOM TALK: “Unknown and yet well known”: the final journey of the Unknown Warrior

11 January @ 19:30 - 21:00

Speaker: Dick Richards The 11th of November 2020 saw the first centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and the unveiling of the permanent Cenotaph in Whitehall. This talk tells the story of the Unknown Warrior from the conception of the idea; the selection; the journey to Westminster Abbey and the burial. In addition, we will learn something about the national remembrance monument that is the Cenotaph. Dick Richards makes a return to Radley History Club…

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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. How to book a place…

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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. How to book a place The deadline for booking is midnight on 7 March 2021.

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