Charlbury Society


Formed in 1949, the Charlbury Society grew out of the first Charlbury Historical Exhibition. Its aims are to foster an understanding of the history of Charlbury and Oxfordshire, and encourage interest in the character and appearance of the town. It does this through talks, supporting the Charlbury Museum, and arranging outings to places of interest.

Individual membership £8.50
Family membership - two adults at same address - £17.00

Please contact to join or renew your membership.  Our privacy notice is below .

Talks will be at 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month between October and May and will be publicised a couple of weeks before on Events. 
Following a very successful past season of talks by Zoom , we agreed, at the AGM, to consider returning in part to the Memorial Hall for some of our talks and that we would seek members’ views.  We carried out a survey as many of you know and overwhelmingly members felt that they would be more likely to attend a Zoom  meeting this season, although understandably some who work at a screen for much of their time would prefer to come out to the Hall. 
We have therefore devised the following programme in an attempt to accommodate all views:

6th October 2022. Geoff Walton. Charlbury Then and Now. MH

3rd November 2022. Ash Smith. Taking back our water. The latest from WASP on the battle to end sewage pollution and the commercial exploitation of our vital water supply. Zoom

1st December 2022 Liz Woolley. Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford    Zoom

5th January 2023. Ian Currie. Frost Freezes and Fairs    Zoom

2nd February 2023. Deborah Hayter.  Common Right - Private Property - how Enclosure shaped Oxfordshire's landscape. Zoom

2nd March 2023. Alice Millea. Oxford University: stories from the archives. Zoom 

6th April 2023. Judith Curthoys.  Christ Church and NW Oxford. Zoom 

4th May 2023. Tony Merry. History of Morris Dancing and demonstration.   Memorial Hall. 

Nikki Rycroft.

Please also see     CHARLBURY MUSEUM in Town Facilities, 

                             CHARLBURY HISTORICAL RESEARCH in Social , both under the Community section 

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