Association of Open University Graduates

Monthly Calendar for Activities in the Regions and Nations

June 2019

South West – Region 03
Cornwall Group
Thursday 27th June. 8pm
Meet at the Victoria Inn, Victoria Rd, Roche, Saint Austell PL26 8LQ for a lively discussion on the book of the month.

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 28th June
Lunch meeting

 

July 2019

London and the South East – Region 01
Eastbourne Group
Wednesday 3rd July. 12.30pm
Meet at The Pilot, 89, Meads Street, Eastbourne BN20 7RW for lunch and lively conversation. This group are very pleased to welcome any newcomers whether members or their family or friends.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Thursday 4th July. 12noon
Meet in the teashop at Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LA. There are beautiful gardens, orchards, a Rural Life Museum and a Saxon Church. Entry in the Summer is £8.50.

London and the South East – Region 01
Tuesday 9th July. 12noon
Meet at the Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110, Southampton Row, Holborn, WC1B 4BL for two-course meal with wine (£15 per head - notes only in envelope bearing your name).
Names in advance to the London lunches coordinator.

Yorkshire - Region 07  
Saturday 13th July. 11am
Meet in the Walled Garden Cafe at Scampston Hall, Malton, YO17 8NG. Trains are available to Malton Station. Garden only tickets - £8.50 (£5.00) Hall and Gardens - £12.50 (£6.50)

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Lunch Time Organ Recitals:
These are held in most months from February to November, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, in the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, on the world famous Father Willis organ. “Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission, on the door, is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For dates go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

East Midlands – Region 05  
Saturday 20th July. 11am
Meet in the Victorian Dining Room at Lamport Hall on the A508 just north of Northampton, NN6 9HD to come and join with members and friends. This is a Tudor House with a fine collection of rare books and paintings. In the gardens are a collection of garden gnomes. Entry £7 (2018 price)

East of England – Region 06
Monday 22nd July. 12.30pm
Meet at the main entrance (on Trumpington Road), of the Botanic Garden, 1, Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE for a visit to these beautifully landscaped gardens and glasshouses which are home to over eight thousand plant species from around the world. The gardens are ten minutes’ walk from the train station or twenty minutes’ walk from the town centre.  If you are using the Trumpington Park and Ride service, there is a stop close to the gate where we will meet. After our visit to the gardens we will adjourn to The Garden Café in the Botanic Garden for coffee and cake!

London and the South East – Region 01
Thursday 25th July. 11.15am
Meet at Forest Hill Railway Station (trains from London Bridge, Clapham Junction or East or West Croydon) for short walk to Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100, London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ, home to fascinating collection of natural history, anthropology, musical instruments as well as an Aquarium, Butterfly House and beautiful gardens. Entrance free but small admission charges to Aquarium, Butterfly House, and some special events and exhibitions.

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 26th July
Planned Submarine visit and Harbour Cruise: members should consult the Local Newsletter or contact the Local Contact for up to date details.

 

August 2019

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Thursday 1st August 3pm*
Meet at Wychwood Brewery, Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, OX28 4DP for a guided tour. The tour lasts about two hours, and takes you through the brewing process from raw ingredients to the finished product. After the tour you are invited to sample the range of beers. The tour costs £12. It is advisable to book in advance via the website www.wychwood.co.uk or by telephoning 01993 890800. The S1 & S2 buses go from Oxford to near the Brewery. * Note: Estimated tour time. Actual schedule published in the Spring.

London and the South East – Region 01
Eastbourne Group
Wednesday 7th August. 12.30pm
Meet at The Pilot, 89, Meads Street, Eastbourne BN20 7RW for lunch and lively conversation. This group are very pleased to welcome any newcomers whether members or their family or friends.

East Midlands – Region 05  
Saturday 10th August. Noon
Meet in the restaurant of Middleton Hall, Tamworth, B78 2AE, a Grade II medieval property on the A4091. The decaying property was found by some walkers, years ago and a Trust was set up to restore the beamed buildings to their original state. The Peel Society has a Police Museum on an upper floor and the gardens are being restored. Cost £8 (2018 price) This is a Handshake Event with Region 05

West Midlands - Region 04
Saturday 10th August. Noon
Meet in the restaurant of Middleton Hall, Tamworth, B78 2AE, a Grade II medieval property on the A4091. The decaying property was found by some walkers, years ago and a Trust was set up to restore the beamed buildings to their original state. The Peel Society has a Police Museum on an upper floor and the gardens are being restored. Cost £8 (2018 price) This is a Handshake Event with Region 04

Wales – Nation 10
Saturday 17th August. 11am

Meet at the Y Gegin Café near the main entrance of St Fagins Open Air Museum, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP. St Fagins chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people and has recently been updated with several eating facilities around the site. Although this is ‘open air’ there are many opportunities to go into and explore buildings and so it is still suitable even if it were to be inclement weather. Entry is free.

East of England – Region 06
Monday 19th August. 11am
Meet in the coffee shop at St. Albans Museum and Gallery, Market Place, St. Peter’s Street, St. Albans AL3 5DJ for coffee.  There will be a free, temporary exhibition on Barbara Hepworth at this time.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Lunch Time Organ Recitals:
These are held in most months from February to November, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, in the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, on the world famous Father Willis organ. “Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission, on the door, is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For dates go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

Yorkshire - Region 07  
Saturday 24th August 11am.
Meet at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, DN1 2AE – about one mile from the Railway Station.

South West – Region 03
Cornwall Group
Thursday 29th August 8pm
Meet at the Victoria Inn, Victoria Rd, Roche, Saint Austell PL26 8LQ for a lively discussion on the book of the month.

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 30th August
Lunch meeting

 

September 2019

West Midlands - Region 04
Saturday 7th September.11am
Meet at the main Entrance of Bantock House Museum, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV3 9LQ. www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/bantock/ You can explore Bantock House Museum individually. Free Admission. Contact the Executive Representative for reservations.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Sunday 22nd September. 11am
Meet at the entrance to Kempton Steam Museum, Kempton Park Waterworks, Snakey Lane, Middlesex TW13 6XH to view the museum and the Kempton Classic Car and Bike Show. (By car, use Sat-Nav TW13 7ND).See the world’s largest working Triple-Expansion Engine in steam and enjoy the best car show in West London, with around one hundred veteran, vintage and classic cars and bikes, plus some modern supercars. Ride on the narrow-gauge railway. Prices Adults £7 (concessions £6). The Museum is about two miles from Kempton Park Station. The 290 bus passes near to the Museum.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Lunch Time Organ Recitals:
These are held in most months from February to November, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, in the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, on the world famous Father Willis organ. “Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission, on the door, is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For dates go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

South West – Region 03
Cornwall Group
Thursday 26th September 8pm
Meet at the Victoria Inn, Victoria Rd, Roche, Saint Austell PL26 8LQ for a lively discussion on the book of the month.

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 27th September
Planned Revivalists Project meeting: members should consult the Local Newsletter or contact the Local Contact for up to date details.

 

October 2019

East of England – Region 06
Monday 7th October 1pm
Meet at La Margherita, 15, Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AF for an Autumn lunch which will be our final event for 2019.  Please let the Local Contact know by 21st September 2019.if you wish to attend as a table will need to be booked. 

London and the South East – Region 01
Tuesday 9th October. 12noon
Meet at Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110, Southampton Row, Holborn, WC1B 4BL for two-course meal with wine (£15 per head - notes only in envelope bearing your name).
Names in advance to the London lunches coordinator.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Saturday 12th October 12noon
Meet at the Côte Brasserie, 41-47 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE for an Autumn Lunch. Members and friends from any Region or Nation will be welcome to join us. If you would like to attend, please advise the Local Contact, so that he can reserve a table.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Lunch Time Organ Recitals:
These are held in most months from February to November, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, in the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, on the world famous Father Willis organ. “Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission, on the door, is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For dates go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 25th October
Lunch meeting

 

November 2019

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 15th November
Planned Revivalists Project meeting: members should consult the Local Newsletter or contact the Local Contact for up to date details.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Thursday 21st November 11.15am
Meet at Bodleian Library, Weston Entrance, Broad Street (OX1 3BG) for coffee. Afterwards visit the Bodleian Library's current exhibition. Entry is free.

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Lunch Time Organ Recitals:
These are held in most months from February to November, usually on the third or fourth Wednesday, in the Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, on the world famous Father Willis organ. “Bring your lunch and enjoy". The recital is from 12pm to 1pm. Admission, on the door, is £4, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For dates go to www.oxford.gov.uk/townhall.

 

December 2019

South West – Region 03
Exeter Group
Friday 6th December                        
Christmas Lunch in the Redwing Inn Loft, Lympstone Exmouth EX8 5JT

Yorkshire - Region 07  
Saturday 7th December.12noon
Advanced notice as the tickets are already on sale for the Christmas production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’!!!

South – Region 02
Oxford and Area:
Thursday 19th December. 11.15am
Meet at the Ashmolean Museum's rooftop café, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH, for a coffee morning. It is anticipated that the annual Oxford Christmas Market will be taking place in nearby Broad Street. This is also an opportunity to plan for next year.