Main SOWI Diary Dates


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September 15th

Al Sylvester - Southern Reach

October 20th

Gillian Walnes Perry  - the Legacy of Anne Frank

November 17th

Sabita Banerji  and THIRST - The International Roundtable for Sustainable Tea

December 15th

Lucy Atkins, author and journalist


January 19th

Oxfordshire on Canvas with Marie-Louise Kerr

February 16th

Spoons workshop with Jo May, percussionist

March 16th

Our AGM and then Tess Taylor from Tap Social

April 20th

Jim Godfrey

Meadow Road - the plans to build a road through 

Christ Church meadow...


OTHER EVENTS For more information on these

events, contact a committee member or


February 11th, 2pm

Graham Harrison: The Bob and Dot Show presents

The Fabulous Fifties* 

Graham returns to take us through the decade that gave birth to Rock & Roll.


February 15th, 7pm

Veronica Hewins: Indian Cookery*

Veronica brings us our first cookery demonstration - exotic Indian cookery.


February 18th, 7pm

Annamaria Dall’Annese: Shakespeare’s London*

Annamaria returns to share her extensive knowledge of London at the end of the 15th Century.


February 23rd, 2pm

Peter Hague: Cliveden – Power, Politics and Scandal*

Historian, Peter Hague, returns to tell us about scandal in the history of this famous stately home.

25th February, 2 pm

Al Sylvester - Antarctica*

An epic tale of the RAF's first unsupported attempt on the Geographic South Pole.

1st March, 2 pm

Tim Pocock -Magistrates in the Community*

What is a Magistrate? How do you become a Magistrate? Tim will be revealing all.

4th March, 2 pm

Lynne Ward - Young Rembrandt*

Lynne's vast knowledge of the subject matter will give us a greater understanding of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

10th March, 7 pm

Andy Thomas -Unexplained Mysteries* 

In a thought-provoking and lively presentation, Andy explores some of the most famous global mysteries, finding intriguing linking threads between them. 


* Oxfordshire Federation event
** National Federation event


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