Association of Oxford University Pensioners

The spires of Oxford


Upcoming Events

(open to social members)

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

Carol Service and Christmas Lunch, Exeter College
Wed 16 December


AOUP has organised our own performance of the play Trials of Galileo for Social members to be held in the Burton Taylor Theatre in January - see here


(open to all members)

Department of Engineering Science Lecture Theatre 1 at 2.15pm.

Ann Spokes Symonds:  Also-Rans The Injustice of History
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Who was the first to discover or invent the aeroplane, the steam locomotive. evolution and natural selection, vaccination, aspirin, DNA, the incandescent light bulb, the telephone, the first programmable electronic computer, the vacuum cleaner or the Modern Olympic Games?  Perhaps not who you think. Ann Spokes Symonds will tell us that those people who have received fame and praise are not always the ones who should rightly be given the credit.  History has been unjust to the Also-Rans and her aim will be to put the record straight.

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E-mail address list

We are setting up an e-mail address list so that we can make immediate contact with members. 

We've put this together from addresses we already have but we're sure that some of these are wrong and others are missing. 

If you received a message from us about the date of the lecture in December (confirming 10th December) then you are already on this list.  

If you prefer to be removed, or if you didn't receive this message and wish your e-mail address to be added, please contact us by email giving your name and address, so that we can identify you on our database of members.


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