Association of Open University Graduates

Diary Dates of AOUG in the South (02)

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All events are for all members, families and friends, so please come and join us.

Portsmouth and South Downs Area
Wednesday 13th September 2017. 11am
Meet for coffee at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. Ample free parking. Lunch afterwards for those who may wish to stay.

Saturday 14th October. 10.15am
Meet at the entrance to Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA for the college tour at 10.30am. Founded in 1382, Winchester College is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. The tour concentrates on the mediaeval heart of the College, and includes Chamber Court; the 14th Century Gothic Chapel (with one of the earliest examples of a wooden vaulted roof, and two separate organs); College Hall, the original Scholars' dining room; School, the 17th Century redbrick schoolroom and the original mediaeval cloister. £6. Car parking limited. Fifteen minutes from Winchester Station. Ten minutes from city centre. Tour lasts about one hundred minutes before lunch in the city centre.
 
Wednesday 15th November. 11am
Meet for coffee at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS.

Saturday 25th November. 10.15am
Meet at the West door to Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EJ, for 10.30am tour. £7.50, or for the energetic, £12.50 for the Tower Tour (involving climbing three hundred and thirty two steps to just over half-way up the Spire). One of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta on view in the Chapter House. Limited parking nearby in Old George Mall or Lush House. Ten minutes from railway station and bus stops.

Wednesday 10th January 2018. 12 noon
Meet for our annual lunch at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. There is no need to book, but if possible please advise the Portsmouth Local Contact before Christmas if you intend to come.

Oxford and Area
Saturday 16th September 2017. 11am
Meet at the entrance of The Vyne National Trust property, adjacent to Visitor Reception Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, RG24 9HL a few miles north of Basingstoke. This mansion was home to Lord William Sandys, Lord Chamberlain to Henry VIII. View the major restoration of the roof via the scaffolding, walkway and lift. Though the first floor is closed, many items of furniture and ceramics will be on display on the ground floor. The property boasts woodlands, wetlands and an18th Century walled garden. Admission £11.75, (£5.90 for children). Trains every half an hour from Reading and Basingstoke to Bramley Station, two miles away. Buses from Basingstoke are Stagecoach 2, 22 or 14 - nearest stop one mile away.

Thursday 21st September. 11.15am
Meet at the Bodleian Library, Weston entrance, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, for coffee. Afterwards visit the Bodleian Library's Jane Austen Exhibition. This should be of particular interest to those who went on the Blackwell's walking tour in July.

Saturday 14th October. 12noon
Meet at The Mitre, corner of Turl Street with the High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AG for the Autumn lunch Members and friends from any Region or Nation will be welcome to join us. Please advise the Local Contact as he will need to reserve a table.

Thursday 16th November. 11.15am
Meet at the Bodleian Library, Weston entrance, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG, for coffee. Afterwards visit the Museum of the History of Science, just across the road. Entry is free.

Thursday 14th December. 11.15am
Coffee morning is in the Ashmolean Museum's rooftop café, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH. It is anticipated that the annual Oxford Christmas Market will be taking place in nearby Broad Street.

Executive Representative –
David Cox David Cox 0118 9876128 Mobile 07765 990 194 (Event days only) Email: david.cox72@btinternet.com

Local Contacts:
Oxford and Area - Colin Reed 01235 815548,   Mobile 0775 2932 182 (Event days only)
Email: colin@crv-reed.demon.co.uk
Portsmouth and Area - Mike Bechley 023 92552087, Mobile 0781 915458. Email  m.bechley@ntlworld.com