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: firstname.lastname@example.org
16th September 2019
AGM followed by a talk by our chairman
Bob's topic is to be confirmed!
21st October 2019
Oxford's base and brickish skirt: the development of the suburbs 1850 - 1914
In 1850 Oxford was still contained largely within its mediaeval city walls. Just over sixty years later, on the eve of the First World War, its footprint had quadrupled, thousands of new brick terraced houses had been built and the suburbs had “grown up around Oxford on every side like a huge swelling which needs to be cured.” This talk examines why the suburbs grew so rapidly, what factors affected how they developed differently to the north, south, east and west of the city, and the effects that suburban growth had on Oxford and its residents.