Past Meetings

A summary of recent meetings and other activities of the Society.  


Meeting & Talk 21st January  -  The History of the Army at Didcot : Milton Depot and Sutton Courtenay


Meeting & Talk 12th November - A 17th Century Christmas

Meeting & Talk 24th September - History of Harcourt Arboretum

Meeting & Talk 20th June - House of Wessex Project

Visit to Waterperry Gardens - Sunday 16th June

AGM & Open Forum 14th May

Meeting & Talk 26th March - Early Women Professional Gardeners

Meeting & Talk 22nd January - Abingdon’s Medieval Bridges


Meeting & Talk 13th November - Harwell through the Camera Lens

Meeting & Talk 25th September - The Lost Villages of Oxfordshire 

Visit to Nuffield Place 19th June

AGM and Open Forum 10th May - Presentations on “Focus on Sutton Courtenay - Pictures that tell a story."

Meeting & Talk 13th March - James Sadler of Oxford: The First English Aeronaut 

Meeting & Talk 23rd February - Morris’ Motopolis: the Motor Works and Transformation of Oxford


Meeting & Talk 14th November - Martin Way : The Golden Age of Stage Coaching

Meeting and Talk 26th September - John Boothroyd : The Archaeology of Bridge Farm, Sutton Courtenay 2006 - 2017

Visit to Oxford Botanic Gardens 5th July 

AGM and Talk 17th May - Tim Healey : Pagans & Puritans - The Story of May Morning in Oxfordshire

Meeting and Talk 28th March - Laurence Waters : "The History of Local Railways and the impact on the area”

Meeting and Talk 24th January - Brigadier Robin Draper CVO OBE : "Redcoats to Riflemen: the County Regiment’s Story from 1741”


Meeting and Talk 22nd November - Tim Healey : "Drove Roads of Oxfordshire and beyond”

Meeting and Talk 27th September - Timothy Walker : "The Oxford Botanic Gardens: the first 393 years”

Visit to Merchant’s House and Abingdon Abbey 9th July

AGM and Talk 18th May - John Talbot : “What’s in a Name?"

Meeting and Talk 22nd March - Liz Woolley : "Children's Experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire

Visit to Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum 16th March

Meeting and Talk 26th January - Mary Thompson and Clare Simpson : "Contrasting Schooldays in Sutton Courtenay from the Victorian School to Courtenay Lodge School


Meeting and Talk 10th November - Mary Gould : "A Gallop through Abingdon’s History"

Meeting and Talk 29th September - Stephen Barker : "Oxford and area during the Civil War"

Visit to Ewelme 5th July

Visits of Other Local History Societies - July 

AGM and Talk 19th May - Richard O. Smith : "Eccentric Oxford: A History of Mischief and Mayhem"

Meeting and Talk 24th March - Simon Wenham :  "The History of Salters Steamers"

Meeting and Talk 27th January - Bill King : "The Roman Invasions, Occupation and Colonisation of Britain"


Evening of Remembrance 8th November

Meeting and Talk 23rd September - Andrew Sargent : "The History of the River Thames"

Visit to Chalgrove 24th July

Visit to Harwell 19th June

AGM and Talk 13th May - Malcolm Lock : "A Victorian of Sutton Courtenay Remembers: The Life of Henry Lock 1875-1963"

Meeting and Talk 25th March - Liz Woolley : “Child Labour in 19th Century Oxfordshire”

Meeting 28th January - "Family Histories"


Meeting and Talk 12th November - Martin Way : "Tin Helmets and Gas Masks"

Meeting and Talk 14th September - Shaun Morley : "Time out of Mind : Customs and Rituals of 19th Century Oxfordshire"

Visit to Abingdon County Museum 24th July

Visit to Wallingford 13th June

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