Our open meetings

Our open meetings are held at Banbury Rugby Club, Bodicote Park, Oxford Road, Banbury OX15 4AF. Banbury RUFC is located just south of the new traffic lights in Bodicote. It shares a large car park with Bannantyne's Gym. Access by bus is by the half-hourly S4 Banbury to Deddington or Oxford.

Volunteers set up the hall before 2.00 p.m. on the afternoon of a meeting. Attendees are checked in, with their £1.00 payment (which includes hot drink and biscuits), by the Membership Secretary. The meeting commences at 2.30 p.m. with a welcome from the chairman or other committee member, and brief notices before the presentation, which usually lasts around one hour, including questions. A hot drink and biscuits are then served. The provision of refreshments requires volunteers and members are asked to sign up to a rota in advance. After plenty of social chat, members clear the room of chairs and tables and return it to its former tidy state.

Visitors, guests and potential new members are very welcome to attend these open meetings and are asked to pay £1.50 entrance fee.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 8th My Musical life in Russia, or how I nearly became James Bond. Gerald Seaman.
Wed Apr 22nd Pat Wood, Chief Executive CAB, North Oxfordshire and South Northants.
Wed May 13th The Pig War - A strange event in the 1850's when Britain and the USA quarrelled over a tiny island and a pig. Dan Allan.
Wed May 27th Lets talk loneliness, Unlocking the power of communities. Ruth Swift AGE UK.
Wed Jun 10th Walking the beat to Nirvana: from a bus driver in Banbury to protecting Margaret Thatcher in Brighton. Mervyn Edwards.
Wed Jun 24th Lana Smith from Thames Valley Police will talk on Security.