Programme 2019-2020


12th September
CONFLICT – ENLIGHTENMENT – SERENITY: The Classical Sonata from Haydn to Beethoven. A lecture-recital by Hugh Petter, Oxford/Cunard

10th October
WELCOMING THE NIGHTINGALE: Reflections on European Bird-Migration. Professor Andrew Gosler, Dept. of Ethnobiology, University of Oxford.
Preceded at 6.45 p.m. by our Annual General Meeting.

7th November
THE INVENTION OF THE PRINTED IMAGE: Its Origins in Central Europe 1400-1500. Dr. Jon Whiteley, Emeritus Curator of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

1st December
ADVENT PARTY: Carols, Poems, Bring & Share Feast.
2.30 Radley Church Room, Radley OX14 3JE


9th January
HEINRICH HEINE: The Poet, the Humorist and his problem with England. Dr. Andrew Welburn, former Lecturer in English, New College, Oxford

6th February
HOW THE ALPS WERE WON: Alpinists, Adventures and Aubergines. Dr. Susan Reynolds, British Library

5th March
THE WINTER QUEEN: The tragic Life of Elizabeth Stuart (1596-1662). Queen of Bohemia. Hana Whitton, author

2nd April
THE BALTIC SEA: “The Mediterranean of the North”. Professor Hansjorg Kuster, Dept. of Geobotanic, University of Hanover

30th April
BAUHAUS AND BEYOND: What’s Left, What’s Gone, What’s Taking its Place. Dr. John Wieczorek, Senior Lecturer in German (Retired). University of Reading.

28th May
LIFE IN GERMANY TODAY. Werner Sabiers, Press Dept. German Embassy

25th June
ICE AGE IMAGES: Germany and the Oldest European Art. Dr. Iain Marley, Academic Co-Ordinator, School of Anthropology, University of Oxford

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at, and by kind permission of, The Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m. Enquiries tel: 01235 533887