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Bensington Society Talks​​​

The Society meets in the Benson Parish Hall on the last Friday of each month (7.00 for 7.30 p.m.)

 

Guest speakers are invited to talk on topics of local and wider interests.  Each talk lasts on average for 45 minutes. After the talk we serve an excellent buffet supper. Wine and soft drinks may be purchased from our bar throughout the event.

 

Please note - we take a Summer break and do not meet in JUNE, JULY or AUGUST. We also do not meet in November due to the early December meeting.

 

TALKS PROGRAMME - 2024

Friday 26th January

"OTTERS”

Their habits, habitats and behaviours and how their presence amd movements in Benson are captured

Gavin McLauchlan

Friday 1st March

AGM followed by a Talk

"OXFORDSHIRE COUNTRY HOUSES”

Alistair Lack

Friday 22nd March

"ART AND DESIGN IN THE CHILTERNS

Looking at some of the 20th century artists who
made the Chilterns their home or found inspir
ation in the chalk hills
Graham Twemlow

Friday 26th April

"INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN YOUR GARAGE, SHED AND ATTIC ”

Bill King

Friday 31 May

"PUTTING BENSON ON THE MAP”

From Gough to Google

John Leighfield

Friday 27th September

"Z-A OF OXFORD”

1000 years of History in 26 letters
An entertaining talk about the city’s eccentric past

Richard Smith

Friday 25th October

"THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BROOK IN BENSON'S HISTORY”

David Solomon

Friday 6th December

"A CHRISTMAS THEME”

(Details to follow)

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