Upcoming Talks

Our monthly meetings take place at the Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, and start at 7:30pm.

Below is a list of our upcoming talks, but for more information please contact: Mrs Sally James (Treasurer) on 01869 243804 or email:

17th July 2017
The Peripatetic Poor in the 18th Century
Deborah Hayter

With evidence from some little used parish sources this talk shows how very mobile the poor were at this time, and how this is revealed by the administration of Settlement law.

18th September 2017
Historical Miscellany (and AGM)


16th October 2017
Evacuation to Bicester and Local Villages 1939-45
Martin Greenwood

This talk will cover the experience of the evacuees and the effect on them and the local communities and schools.

20th November 2017
A Window into Bicester's Architectural History
Pat Snelson


18th December 2017
Canal Communities
Martin Buckland

This talk focusses on the canal communities of the past, telling the human story behind the building and working of the Wilts & Berks Canal. It covers some of the families involved and the role of women during wartime.