Iffley History Society in January

By long tradition, the Iffley History Society has no evening meeting in January.

However, in the middle of the month all current members receive  a Newsletter either by email or letter box.

Our series of evening talks on the theme of Great Conflicts will resume on Tuesday 17th February 2015 . Further details will be posted later.

In the meantime, here are some local exhibitions and events to keep history enthusiasts happy!

The Bodleian Library’s winter exhibition Remembering Radcliffe: 300 years of science and philanthropy is open – and free! And if the weather is too bad to venture to the Old Schools Quad,  there is a summary exhibition online)


Radcliffe Camera



Radcliffe Observatory

Ever wondered about the history of the impressive Victorian church on the Iffley Road? On 29 January there will be a free lecture by Michael Hall on “G. F. Bodley and the Society of St John the Evangelist [aka The Cowley Fathers]“. This will be free – but with a retiring collection to support the building’s conservation.  This will start at 4.30 pm.

SJE: click for larger image

The Oxfordshire Museum will have a temporary exhibition called Keeping up Appearances fashion through two world wars from January 13 to April 12. This will be examples of fashion from c1900 to c1950 from the Herbert Museum, Coventry.

The Oxfordshire Museum is also celebrating the saving of the Didcot Iron Age Mirror with a Study Day on Saturday 7 February (Tickets £25 / £20 conc.)


Iron Age Bronze Mirror

Iron Age Bronze Mirror


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