Association of Oxford University Pensioners

St John's CollegeAOUP 2015/16 winter programme

Activities for social members

Winter programme 2015/16

Activities for social members

Booking essential: please use the form sent out with Newsletter 51

A guided tour of Christ Church College
Tues 9 February 2016
Mon 15, Fri 19 and Wed 24 February.



Oxford Literary Walk with Alistair Lack
Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 March 2016
Wednesday 9 and Friday 11March 2016 Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 March 2016
Monday 21 March 2016


Special excursion to South-East Ireland

Monday 9 to Friday 13 May 2016

Past Events

Go to the Photographs link at top of any page to view pictures of previous events
Reports on previous events are available in the Newsletter

Database of events from 1990


Talks (open to all members)

Department of Engineering Science Lecture Theatre 1 at 2.15pm.

AGM and Muir Gray:  Sod70! and Sod60! – a Guide to Living Well
Wednesday 17 February 2016

Many people worry about ageing and some try to find the elixir of life, now a big business in California, but ageing is a normal biological process which does not cause significant problems until the nineties. The problems we associate with old age are the result of three other processes – diseases caused by social and environmental factors, loss of fitness and the wrong attitude to life.  All of these can be changed by people in their sixties, seventies and eighties and many of the beliefs about old age are myths. We can increase not only lifespan but also healthspan, reducing the duration of dependency on others but need to plan for a good death as well as a good life.

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Liz Woolley: Children and War:  Experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire
Wednesday 16 March 2016

Oxfordshire escaped major bombing during World War II but the county’s inhabitants were, none-the- less, heavily affected by the War. Preparations for possible attack and invasion altered the familiar landscape and everyday life in towns and villages was disrupted. Thousands of evacuees found refuge here and became part of residents’ homes and schools. This talk looks at how the lives of Oxfordshire children – both those born in the county and those evacuated here – were affected by World War II.

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