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DateSocietyEventSpeakerWebsite for more Information
10-Jan-23Wargrave Local History Society Jane Austen’s Schooldays in ReadingJoy PibworthWargrave Local History Society
19-Jan-23Longworth & District History Society The Role of a Finds Liaison Officer and Treasures of OxfordshireEdward Caswell
23-Jan-23Hanney History Group The Archaeology of Oxford in 10 digs, including the Lady Of St Cross burial, new Oxford Castle and St Giles digs. Carl Champness
23-Jan-23Marcham SocietyThe Annual Lecture "Sourcing 2nd century lava paving stones from Trajan's Market in Rome subsidised by plunder from the Dacian Wars"Michael Worthing
14-Feb-23Wargrave Local History Society SuffragettesDr Margaret SimonsWargrave Local History Society
16-Feb-23Longworth & District History Society Lust and LaudanumAntonia Keaney
17-Feb-23Project PurleyThe History of Sutton SeedsRichard Marks Project Purley
20-Feb-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyYour King and Country Needs You: Propaganda Posters of WW1 and WW2Graham Twemlow
27-Feb-23Marcham SocietyThe Wildlife of the Rare Fens and Salt Spring of the Marcham AreaJudith Webb
27-Feb-23Hanney History Group Christian missions to Victorian Cowley – glimpses of the ‘other’ city revealed as 19C East Oxford expands considerablyEmily Greig
14-Mar-23Wargrave Local History Society Annual General MeetingWargrave Local History Society
15-Mar-23History of Reading Society Annual General Meeting, followed by From the White Man’s Grave to Cemetery Junction: the Life and Times of Mary SmartRichard StowellHistory of Reading Society
16-Mar-23Longworth & District History Society Alfred the Great. The King from WantagePaul Whitton
17-Mar-23Project PurleyGetting to Know You; how Purley communicated with the rest of the worldJohn ChapmanProject Purley
18-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyWW1 Royal Flying Corps Records WorkshopRichard MarksBerkshire Family History Society
20-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyRoyal WomenCatherine Sampson MScBerkshire Family History Society
20-Mar-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyThe Abbey and the Castle: Reading in the Middle Ages or What did Reading ever do for us?Mike Cooper
23-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyThe Thames Before TimeRob WallaceBerkshire Family History Society
24-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyHuntley and Palmers WalkaboutTerry DixonBerkshire Family History Society
27-Mar-23Marcham SocietyWhat do Asquith, Betjeman and Wytham Woods have in common? Robert Evans
27-Mar-23Hanney History Group The history and growth of the town of Newbury from its beginnings until the present day – a historical geographyDavid Peacock
28-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyFlanders and the Somme – then and nowIan EverestBerkshire Family History Society
29-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyParish Registers for Family ResearchCatherine Sampson MScBerkshire Family History Society
30-Mar-23Berkshire Family History SocietyLet’s Meet Our Criminal AncestorsMembersBerkshire Family History Society
11-Apr-23Wargrave Local History Society Commonwealth Grave CommissionJane BurrellWargrave Local History Society
17-Apr-23Berkshire Family History SocietyCoffee, Cake & ChatBranch MeetingBerkshire Family History Society
17-Apr-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyBerkshire & South Oxfordshire Churches: hidden gems & storiesCatherine SampsonProject Purley
19-Apr-23History of Reading SocietyThe Black Arts in Reading: the Story of our Local Printing IndustryPaul JoyceHistory of Reading Society
20-Apr-23Longworth & District History Society Lives of Local Medieval SaintsMarie-Louise Kerr
21-Apr-23Project PurleyThe River Estate in ImagesCatherine Sampson
24-Apr-23Marcham SocietyMembers EveningTBA
24-Apr-23Hanney History Group The art and iconography of St George – England’s patron saint’s worldwide significance and links to OxfordAdrian Rance McGregor
26-Apr-23Berkshire Family History SocietyResearching at The National ArchivesJessamy CarlsonBerkshire Family History Society
09-May-23Wargrave Local History Society Yeomanry HouseKatie AmosWargrave Local History Society
10-May-23Berkshire Family History SocietyQuaker Family HistorySimon BurbidgeBerkshire Family History Society
15-May-23Berkshire Family History SocietyA Grandmother’s Legacy: My Great Aunt Constance (BAM)Jenny MallinBerkshire Family History Society
15-May-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyThe Thames from Oxford to Windsor: shaping history through the centuriesPeter Halman
17-May-23History of Reading SocietyThe Gentlemen DanesJohn NixonHistory of Reading Society
18-May-23Longworth & District History Society Shaw House: Berkshire’s Hidden GemSarah Somerville
22-May-23Hanney History Group Inventing Alyce Chaucer : introducing her novel about the C15 foundress of Ewelme’s famous almshouses and school, and describing its vanished palace.Christina Hardyment – local author, journalist and historian
22-May-23Marcham SocietyChimney Meadows - floodplain restorationLisa Lane
25-May-23Berkshire Family History SocietyA light overview of the English in India from the early 1600s through to 1947Jeremy James 'JJ' Heath-CaldwellBerkshire Family History Society
30-May-23Berkshire Family History SocietyIrish wills and testamentary recordsNatalie BodleBerkshire Family History Society
07-Jun-23Berkshire Family History SocietyAnnual General MeetingChris BroomBerkshire Family History Society
13-Jun-23Wargrave Local History Society Wycombe UnmaskedWilliam ReidWargrave Local History Society
14/06/2023Berkshire Family History Society - Newbury BranchWhat Grandad did in the First World War - Face to Face meeting and talk by Mike CooperMike CooperBerkshire Family History Society
26-Jun-23Marcham SocietyThe Two William Morrises of OxfordshireMarie-Louise Kerr
26-Jun-23Hanney History Group Hinton Waldrist – tour of the village and the 13th century church with royal connectionsPaul Whitton
27-Jun-23Berkshire Family History SocietyEthical Dilemmas in GenealogyDr Penny WaltersBerkshire Family History Society
29-Jun-23Berkshire Family History SocietyWas your ancestor a public servant?Alan RustonBerkshire Family History Society
17-Jul-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyAGM & Social
24-Jul-23Hanney History Group Ewelme Church, walk of almshouses, school and village. + Tea and CakesEwelme guide
12-Sep-23Wargrave Local History Society Greyfriars Church, ReadingMalcolm SummersWargrave Local History Society
18-Sep-23Berkshire Family History SocietyThe Remarkable Life of Olive GibbsLiz WoolleyBerkshire Family History Society
18-Sep-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyApples; the Myth and Mystery of England’s Favourite FruitTim Healey
20-Sep-23History of Reading SocietyBiscuits and Royals (Reading Football Club)David DownsHistory of Reading Society
21-Sep-23Longworth & District History Society A Local History TalkRobert Evans
28-Sep-23Berkshire Family History SocietyA grandmother’s legacy: Serendipity follows me on my journeyJenny MallinBerkshire Family History Society
10-Oct-23Wargrave Local History Society Memories of WargraveDi EvansWargrave Local History Society
18-Oct-23History of Reading Society Sir Thomas Noon TalfourdMalcolm SummersHistory of Reading Society
19-Oct-23Longworth & District History Society Stonyborow: a clue to Roman settlement in rural OxfordshireAbigail Lloyd
14-Nov-23Wargrave Local History Society Brunel and the Great Western RailwayLionel WilliamsWargrave Local History Society
15-Nov-23History of Reading SocietyThe Parish of St. Giles, Reading, During the Reformation c. 1536-1570.History of Reading Society
16-Nov-23Longworth & District History Society Rediscovering Capability Brown at Radley CollegeClare Sargent
20-Nov-23Berkshire Family History SocietyBranch MeetingBranch MeetingBerkshire Family History Society
20-Nov-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyArchaeology and heritage at Thames WaterDr Victoria Reeve
30-Nov-23Berkshire Family History SocietyTall Tales, Secrets and Ordinary LivesSue EllisBerkshire Family History Society
07-Dec-23Longworth & District History Society History of Kingston Bagpuize HouseVirginia Grant
12-Dec-23Wargrave Local History Society Christmas PartyWargrave Local History Society
13-Dec-23History of Reading SocietyHuntley and PalmersJoe DoakHistory of Reading Society
18-Dec-23Goring Gap Local History SocietyShaw House, NewburySarah Somerville
JulyWargrave Local History Society Local History visitWargrave Local History Society
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