Annual General Meeting 2024

Thursday 21st March 2024 @ 7pm

The Annual General Meeting 2024 will be held at Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake and we will engage a speaker on a subject of local interest. You are cordially invited to join the Committee for wine and nibbles after the meeting.

William Morris, Lord Nuffield

Autumn Talk: Thursday 12th October 2023 at 7.30pm

Our speaker is Liz Woolley. Liz is a freelance local history project co-ordinator, writer, speaker, broadcaster and tour guide, managing community history projects, researching and writing articles and reports (including house histories), giving talks and guided walks for Oxfordshire local history societies, WIs, U3As and other groups and is a Part-time Tutor in history and local history at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

William Morris, Lord Nuffield, probably did more than any other individual to transform Oxford in the twentieth century, physically, economically and socially. This talk looks specifically at Lord Nuffield’s vital support to various Oxford colleges, including the saving of St Peter’s from closure, and the founding of the college which bears his name, Nuffield College. It also explores his complex and sometimes difficult relationship with the university.

Venue and Tickets

The venue for the talk is Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake Cross, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4DN.

Tickets, which are £8 each, are available by paying directly into our Bank Account: Lloyds Bank, Account No: 00001781, Sort Code: 30 94 13, using your surname as reference; by calling 07860 145982, or by emailing

No tickets will be issued for this; your payment will be confirmation and we will have a list of attendees at the door. We look forward to sharing wine and nibbles with you after the talk.