Thame & District

History

The History Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 10.15 am at the Guide Headquarters, Southern Road.

The History Group is a joint group with the Greater Thame U3A.

Below are details of the planned meetings for 2019 and the meetings for the previous two years.

For more information contact Julie West on 01844 215792


2019 Meetings:

  • 7 January - No meeting
  • 4 February - 10 minute talks - Members
  • 4 March - Issac Merrit Singer - Marcus Summerhayes
  • 1 April - Snippets from late Victorian and Edwardian England - Social History Group
  • 6 May - No meeting
  • 3 June - The Battle of the Dunes - Molly Milner
  • 1 July - 1918-19 - The forgotten aftermath of war - Derek Turner
  • 5 August - Queen Anne - the last Stuart - Julie West
  • 2 September - Childhood Reflections - does this bring back your own memories? - Lesley Charnock
  • 7 October - 3000 German canaries and 4 packs of curl-papers - more leaves from The Girls' Own Paper - Sue Jenkins
  • 4 November - Our ancestors' superstitions - Hugh Grainger
  • 2 December - Quiz


2018 Meetings:

  • 1 January - No meeting
  • 5 February - 10 minute talks - Members
  • 5 March - The early Victorian – Social History Group
  • 2 April - No meeting
  • 21 May -Emily Wilding Davison - The Suffragette martyr - Julie West
  • 4 June - Your History - Members
  • 2 July - The history of Quebec -Len Davidson
  • 6 August - Gandhi - Bernard Foot
  • 3 September - Postcards from the Seaside - Sue Oswell
  • 1 October - Perverted pipes and a dried starfish - Sue Jenkins
  • 5 November - 1918 /19 – The forgotten aftermath of war - Derek Turner
  • 3 December - Quiz


2017 Meetings:

  • 2 January - No meeting
  • 6 February - The Story of Rudolph Hess - Ken Mason
  • 6 March - Your History – Members’ Meeting
  • 3 April - Jane Austen’s England – Social History Group
  • 8 May - Outing to Oxfordshire Museum’ Resource Centre
  • 5 June - The Curious Curies – Peter Hewitt
  • 3 July - The History of Bathing – Lesley Charnock
  • 7 August - No meeting
  • 4 September - Scott of the Antarctic – Ann Barrington
  • 2 October - Queen Victoria’s Daughter Alice – Sue Jenkins
  • 6 November - The Black Death – Derek Turner
  • 4 December - Quiz - How well do you know Thame?
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Antiques & Collectables Any-Ology Art Art Appreciation
Board Games Book Reading 1 Book Reading 2 Book Reading 3
Boys Toys Bridge Computer Group Craft
Current Affairs Day Visits Family History Group French Beginners
French Conversation Garden Visits Golf Guitar
History Knit & Natter Mah Jong Beginners Group Music Appreciation
Ornithology Photography Poetry, Prose & Play Reading Quilt Group 1
Quilt Group 2 Scrabble Singing for Pleasure Singles Lunch Club
Social History Spanish Beginners (3) Spanish Conversation (1) Spanish Mid-Level (2)
Stitch & Bead Study Tours Theatre Visits Travel Group
U3A Local Groups U3A National Events U3A Thames Valley Network Events Walks - Day (about 9 miles)
Walks - Morning (about 5 miles) Walks - Short (Happy Wanderers) Wine Tasting Writing for Pleasure
More Group Pages
Antiques & Collectables Any-Ology
Art Art Appreciation
Board Games Book Reading 1
Book Reading 2 Book Reading 3
Boys Toys Bridge
Computer Group Craft
Current Affairs Day Visits
Family History Group French Beginners
French Conversation Garden Visits
Golf Guitar
History Knit & Natter
Mah Jong Beginners Group Music Appreciation
Ornithology Photography
Poetry, Prose & Play Reading Quilt Group 1
Quilt Group 2 Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Singles Lunch Club
Social History Spanish Beginners (3)
Spanish Conversation (1) Spanish Mid-Level (2)
Stitch & Bead Study Tours
Theatre Visits Travel Group
U3A Local Groups U3A National Events
U3A Thames Valley Network Events Walks - Day (about 9 miles)
Walks - Morning (about 5 miles) Walks - Short (Happy Wanderers)
Wine Tasting Writing for Pleasure