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May 2015

National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne

Very many thanks to all of you who brought such an interesting variety of curious objects to our Historical Artefacts Quiz on the 18th April. I had no idea what to expect but they certainly exceeded all expectations. What a lot of very specific machines for doing very specific tasks there were in the 19th […]

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April 2015

Historical Artefacts Quiz

Our next activity takes place next week when we are holding a Historical Artefacts Quiz and I hope that lots of you will be coming and bringing lots of interesting objects for others to identify. There will be a small prize for the most interesting object and another for the best set of guesses. We […]

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March 2015

Stephen Wass MA talking to us about the historic landscape around Farnborough Hall

Next Thursday, 12th March, we have Stephen Wass MA coming to talk to us about the historic landscape around Farnborough Hall.  His title is A Way with Water:  Water resources and the life of an eighteenth-centry park, Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire. This landscape is a remarkable one full of archaeological features, many of which demonstrate the […]

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February 2015

Our lecture in February will be all about the Romans in Britain

Our lecture in February will be all about the Romans in Britain, and ties in nicely with the current exhibition at the museum, which is called Unearthed:  Riches of the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. This explores archaeological treasures of the first millennium AD that have been unearthed in Oxfordshire.  ‘Discover the stories they tell us and […]

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January 2015

Our first lecture in 2015 seems really soon after Christmas

Our first lecture in 2015 seems really soon after Christmas: I hope you will all be recovered and ready for more historical explorations by January 8th, when we have Dr Stephen Johnston, whose subject is Henry Moseley: from Oxford to Gallipoli.  Henry Moseley was a brilliant young scientist at Oxford at the outbreak of the first world war. […]

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November 2014

Dr Colin Harrison Lecture

Our next lecture will be on Thursday 13th November, when we will have Dr Colin Harrison,  Senior Curator of European Art in the Ashmolean Museum, talking on Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites.   Oxford was the spiritual home of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and their early works reflect the doctrinal teachings of the Oxford movement. John Ruskin, […]

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