Dorchester historical society

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.

 

Other information:

The Meetings and Summer Outing are open to everyone. Visitors and new members are always very welcome.

 

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Upcoming Events:

Feb
26
Wed
Historical Society: Richard Dudding ‘The Deserted Settlements of Radley’
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society: Richard Dudding ‘The Deserted Settlements of Radley’

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).

Looking ahead:

  • 25th March, Keith Parry will talk on ‘Thames Bridges between Reading and Oxford’
  • 19th May, guided tour of the Fairmile Hospital site at Cholsey, led by Ian Wheeler. Meet by the Great Hall at 2 p.m., suggest car share and donation of £3 per person. More information from Sue Popham

Visitors and new members are always very welcome to our talks and outings.

Mar
25
Wed
Historical Society: Keith Parry ‘Thames Bridges between Reading and Oxford’
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Historical Society: iz Woolley ‘Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford’
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
May
27
Wed
Historical Society: Pam Manix ‘Oxford’s Medieval Jewish Quarter’
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
23
Wed
Historical Society: Kate Tiller ‘Village Lives: contrasting communities and histories’
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
28
Wed
Historical Society: Geoffrey Tyack ‘The Architecture of Georgian Oxford’
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm
Nov
25
Wed
Historical Society: Denise Line ‘A Dorchester Christmas Past’
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Dec
23
Wed
Historical Society
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society

Members free, visitors £3

Jan
27
Wed
Historical Society
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society

Members free, visitors £3

Feb
24
Wed
Historical Society
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Historical Society

Members free, visitors £3

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