Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon.  We begin at 2:30pm with a welcome from the Chairman who also introduces our speaker. After the talk there is time for tea and biscuits and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones. 

The planned programme, in brief, for the  next 9 months is as follows:

Coronavirus – All Corn Exchange meetings are cancelled until further notice, but there will be Zoom virtual meetings instead.

The meetings for the rest of this year are going ahead as Zoom meetings and an email will be sent to all members before each meeting confirming this.

Thursday 12th November 2020

Debi Evans is a children’s author who lives locally and is highly recommended as a speaker. Her talk is entitled, “Dragons and Rescue Dogs- My Inspiration to Write Books.” She writes as if she is her Jack Russell and her books contain a lot of history woven into adventure stories in which Rolo (the dog) takes part in the events. She is an experienced speaker having spoken at festivals and to many groups.  There may be a link to allow members to purchase her books.

Thursday 10th December 2020 

Many of us have watched with interest, glassblowers at work and been fascinated by their work. ‘The Wonderful World of Glass,’ is a talk given by Dr. Francis Burroughes who has his own collection of glass items to illustrate the history of glassmaking from 3,000 B.C. to the present day.  Dr Burroughes is an acknowledged expert who is often asked to lend items and speak about them for television antique programmes. He will give the talk via Zoom.