Fri 11 Jan: Charlbury Society: Nick Millea talks on Oxford's changing townscape through maps old and new
The new year starts with what promises to be a fascinating talk by Nick Millea, well-known Charlbury resident and Map Librarian at Oxford's Bodleian Library. He is an entertaining speaker on cartography and has published many books and articles, including a study of the Gough Map, possibly the earliest road map of Great Britain.
Nick will use both old and new maps to show how Oxford has changed and developed over the centuries. Among his very favourite maps is The Oxford Drink Map produced in 1883 by the Temperance Society to highlight the shocking number of drinking houses in the city but which ended up as a guide to where to find a drink! A complete contrast is the 1973 map of Oxford produced by the Soviety military which is startlingly detailed.
Memorial Hall: 8pm. Refreshments served from 7.30.
Charlbury Society members and under 18s free, visitors £3 each