See our outlined planned programme below and please keep an eye on this page for further news on our series of talks .

Our next online talk is scheduled for January 21st at 7.30. Simon Batten will speak on “Ellen Hinde and the Prebendal”.

Following the success of our initial October 15th Zoom talk given by Liz Woolley on “The remarkable life of Olive Gibbs” ( details here) , we continue to look forward to more online talks in our programme.

Our second online talk was on Thursday 19th November when David Beaumont spoke on The Battle of Edgehill and the effects on the local community both before the battle and its aftermath. Summary here.

The Society in normal times meets once per month from September to May each year. Anyone with an interest in local history is very welcome to join us. We have guest speakers at every meeting. All are welcome.

Generally, all meetings are held in Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall, and this will resume as soon as current restrictions are lifted. Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

Members – FREE Guests – £3 per person

How to Join the Society

Please visit this page for details on how to join the society.

The Wychwoods Local History Society Events Programme 2020 / 2021

Date / Speaker / Subject


21 Jan Simon Batten – Ellen Hinde and the Prebendal
18 Feb Martin Buckland – The Wilts and Bucks Canal Past, Present and Future
18 Mar Tom Shannon – The Journey from Afghanistan
15 Apr David Innes – Capt. Ralph Kite MC Oxon & Bucks Light Infantry
20 May AGM followed by Julie Ann Godson – Oxfordshire in the Past
16 Sep Stephen Barker – Oxfordshire during the Second World War
21 Oct David Young – Primitive Methodism
18 Nov Juliet Heslewood – William Morris and the Cotswolds