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St John's CollegeAOUP 2014/15 winter programme

Activities for social members

Winter programme 2014/15

Activities for social members

Booking essential: please use the form sent out with Newsletter 49

Christmas lunch and Carol Service at Exeter College
Friday 19 December 2014


Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Wednesday 7 January 2015


A guided walk of Slimbridge
Tuesday 10 February 2015


Blue Plaques of Oxford Walk with Alistair LackThursday 5 March 2015
Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 March 2015
Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 March 2015
Monday 23 and Wednesday 25 March 2015




Special excursion to Bristol

Monday 11 to Friday 15 May 2015

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

PLEASE NOTE DATE OF THE TALK IS on 10 December and not 17 December as advertised in the Newsletter

Tim Porter: Medieval Pilgrims - A Window on their World
Wednesday 10 December 2014The roads of medieval Britain were thronged with pilgrims on their way to the shrines of the saints. Why did they go, and what did they hope for?   This talk will examine the urge to be a pilgrim, and show something of what’s left – shrines, statues, stained glass, churches, routes, gorgeous landscapes and much more.

For further information about Tim Porter

Dr Michael Redley: John Buchan's Oxford
Wednesday 21 January 2015John Buchan,  the writer and politician, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, was a Brasenose man who came back to live at Elsfield north-east of Oxford after a successful career in publishing and war service as the first director of the Department of Information. He left Elsfield to be governor general of Canada in 1935, where he died in 1940. Michael will talk about what Oxford meant to Buchan, and its role in his writing and his career.

For further information about the John Buchan Society

AGM and Simon Bailey:An introduction to the University Archives
Wednesday 18 February 2015The University Archives, based in the Bodleian Library, is responsible for the administrative records of the University, dating from the early thirteenth century.  Simon Bailey, Keeper of the Archives, will give an illustrated overview of the history of the department and its holdings.

For further information about Simon Bailey


Simon Wenham:Pleasure Boating on the Thames (The History of the business of Salter Brothers 1958 to the present day)
Wednesday 18 March 2015This is a talk on how the firm fitted in within the socio-economic context of Oxford and the Thames, the contribution to different forms of water-based leisure and how they managed to survive given the challenges such businesses faced.

For further information about Simon Wenham