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Diary Dates of AOUG in the South (02)
All events are for all members, families and friends, so please come and join us.
Portsmouth and South Downs Area
Saturday 25th November 2017. 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.
Oxford and Area
Thursday 14th December 2017. 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.
2018 Diary Dates
Wednesday 10th January. 12noon
Meet for our annual lunch at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. There is no need to book, but please advise the Portsmouth Local Contact by 3rd January if you intend to come.
Sunday 18th February. 2pm
Meet at the entrance of the Church of Our Lady of Warnford, Warnford Park, SO32 3LA for our annual walk through the Snowdrops. The church has been in use continuously for almost 1,300 years, and has one of the largest fields of Snowdrops in Southern England. The church is situated on the A32 between Fareham and Alton.
Wednesday 14th March. 11am
Meet for coffee at the Toby Carvery, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5HS. We will discuss events for the Summer. Lunch will be available afterwards for those who can stay.
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April.
Meet at Winchester Cathedral, 9, The Close, Winchester, SO23 9LS on any of the above dates to hear The Open University Chapel Choir, who will be leading the services. For times, please see the Cathedral website www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk . Any AOUG members will be made very welcome.
Saturday 14th April. 10.30am
Meet at the Admissions Hall, adjacent to the Museum for a visit the village of Buckler’s Hard, SO42 7XB where some of the ships from Nelson’s fleet were built. We will call in at the museum and the Shipwright’s Cottage, and then adjourn for lunch either at the Master Builder’s House, or in Beaulieu village. Admission £6.75. There is a very irregular bus service, so if you need a lift from Brockenhurst Railway Station (9 miles away) please advise the Portsmouth Local Contact by 2nd April and arrange to arrive by 9.45am and then he will meet you there (on the South side of the station, nearest to platform 4.)
Oxford and Area
Thursday 18th January. 11.15am
Meet at the Ashmolean Museum's rooftop café, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH for a Coffee morning. There is an exhibition that members may find interesting: "Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, exploring Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism". This major exhibition will be the first to look at the art of the five world religions as they spread across continents in the first millennium AD. The exhibition is on from 19th October 2017 – 18th February 2018. Tickets are £10 (concessions £9).
Thursday 15th February. 11.15am
Meet at the Bodleian Library café, Weston Entrance, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG opposite the old Bodleian. Either visit the Bodleian Library's current exhibition, details not yet available, or visit the Museum of the History of Science, just across the road. Both events are free. Afterwards, adjourn to The Mitre, corner of Turl Street with the High Street, OX1 4AG for lunch.
Thursday 15th March. 2pm
Meet at the gate to Christchurch Meadow, in St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP for a leisurely walk - the now traditional Spring Equinox stroll and cream tea. (Actually, five days before the Equinox.) The intention is to finish up at the Mitre at about 2.45 pm, to enjoy a cream tea. If the weather is too bad, please go directly to The Mitre, corner of Turl Street with the High Street OX1 4AG.
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Oxford and Area - Colin Reed 01235 815548, Mobile 0775 2932 182 (Event days only) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portsmouth and Area - Mike Bechley 023 92552087, Mobile 0781 915458. Email email@example.com