DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2021
See Notice Board on WELCOME page for late changes to this programme.
All Meetings start at 2pm in Grove Parish Church Hall unless stated otherwise.
For more information on activities etc within individual GROUPS, click on the relevant GROUP heading below
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Nov 2nd||Speaker: Harold Hoggarth - Remember, remember the 5th of November via Zoom|
Harold Hoggarth was born during the Second World War in Nelson, Lancashire but now lives in Barnoldswick on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. He has been delivering talks on a variety of subjects to church and community groups over a wide area of the North of England for over 17 years.
|Tue Nov 16th||Speaker: James Mather - Treasures Beneath our Feet and Discovering the Watlington Hoard - LIVE|
James Mather is a retired marketing executive living in Reading. His hobby of 25 years as a responsible metal detectorist led to his discovery in 2015 of the nationally important Watlington Viking Hoard, now permanently on display at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.
|Tue Dec 7th||Speaker: Dr Ann Featherstone - Here we are again!: a (very) brief history of pantomime - via Zoom|
Dr Ann Featherstone is a retired university lecturer whose particular interest is 19th century entertainments, music halls, fairs, circuses and, of course, pantomimes. She has appeared twice as the guest expert on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and in the 2nd series of 'A House Through Time'. 'Here we are again!: a (very) brief history of pantomime' explores the very earliest performances in the 17th and 18th centuries, the glory days of the 19th century and modern times, taking in spectacular scenery, celebrities and Pantomime Dames on the way.
|Tue Jan 4th 2022||Speaker: Stephen Tonkin - Time & Calendars via Zoom|
Stephen Tonkin is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has written many articles and several books on practical aspects of astronomy and has taught astronomy to adults and children for more than 40 years. He is the Dark Skies Advisor to the International Dark Sky Reserve on the Cranborne Chase AONB and splits his time between this and doing astronomical outreach.
|Tue Jan 18th 2022||2 pm Annual General Meeting|
|Thu Dec 9th||Christmas Lunch at the Bear, Wantage - details to follow.|
|Tue Dec 21st||Christmas Social in the Church Hall.|
|Thu Oct 28th||Thames Valley Network: The Music of Carole King. Presented by Clive Aronson|
|Wed Nov 10th||Thames Valley Network: History of Film. A talk by Jefferey Aronson.|
|Fri Nov 19th||Thames Valley Network: Basque Refugees by Colin Carritt|
|Tue Nov 23rd||Thames Valley Network: Thames Wildlife by Graham Scholey|
|Wed Nov 24th||Thames Valley Network: Van Gogh, The Golden Years by Keith Appleby|
|Mon Nov 1st||10 am in the small hall at Grove Parish Church|
|Wed Oct 27th||2 pm Roche Court|
|Thu Nov 4th||Waterperry Gardens for lunch and arboretum. Meet 2.00 at Manor Rd for car share.|
|Mon Nov 15th||11 am - Topic to be decided.|
|Wed Nov 3rd||10 am Celebrations (part 1, Autumn festivals)|
|Wed Oct 27th||2.30 pm Grove Village Hall|
|Wed Nov 10th||2.30 pm Grove Village Hall|
|Wed Nov 24th||2.30 pm Grove Village Hall|
|Mon Oct 25th||2 pm Social Justice and Equality at Valerie’s house|
|Wed Nov 24th||2 pm Are All the Problems of the World Caused by Religions? At Valerie’s house.|
|Mon Nov 15th||2 pm To be decided|
|Poets and their Poetry|
|Wed Nov 17th||10 am Topic: The Poetry of Charlotte Mitchell at Jill's home, East Hendred|
|Wed Dec 15th||10 am Topic: Amusing Christmas Poems at Valerie's home|
|Wed Jan 19th 2022||10 am Topic: Travel at Jill's home, East Hendred|
|Tue Nov 2nd||8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.|
|Tue Nov 16th||8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.|
|Tue Nov 30th||8 pm We still meet for quizzing on alternate Tuesday evenings, sadly not yet in the pub. Until the Abingdon Arms starts its pub quiz evenings again, we are meeting in a member’s home.|
|Thu Nov 11th||2 pm Attitudes to Mental Health|
|Fri Nov 26th||2 pm at Linda's house|
|Sat Nov 27th||Winter break.|