Aims and Objectives:
A society open to anyone interested in history, and in particular local history, offering a range of opportunities to pursue personal interests.
When do we meet?:
Eight meetings are held each year on the fourth Wednesdays of January to May and September to November in the Village Hall at 7.30p.m. Meetings are listed in the Village Diary and the Dorchester News.
The Meetings and Summer Outing are open to everyone. Visitors and new members are always very welcome.
Members free, visitors £3
Richard Dudding will talk on: ‘The Deserted Settlements of Radley. National Causes and a Local Case Study
Richard Dudding read history at Cambridge (supervised by a youthful Simon Schama), after which he worked in central government and then Oxfordshire County Council. The move to Oxfordshire brought his family to their current home, a cruck house in Radley, which helped to rekindle his interest in history.
He currently chairs the Radley History Club, one of the most active in the area. He has written Early Modern Radley, people land and buildings 1547-1768 (2014) and was the lead author of Radley Manor and Village, a thousand year story (2019).
Visitors and new members are always very welcome to our talks and outings.