Illustrated talks

Liz Woolley gives over 80 talks a year to local history societies, WIs, U3As and other groups across Oxfordshire. Most talks last an hour and are fully illustrated. For some, informative hand-outs are provided for members of the audience to take away.

Click here to see a list of forthcoming talks (and walks).

The current fee is £60 plus travel expenses at 40p per mile round-trip from Oxford.

Click on the links below (or on the menu to the left) to find out more about specific talks:

Felicia Skene: Oxford writer, prison reformer and friend to the poor

Brewing in Oxford

Rose Hill

The men who built Oxford

Olive Gibbs, Oxford politician and peace campaigner

Kingerlee, a fifth-generation Oxford building firm

Nuffield College’s “Island Site” in West Oxford

Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39

66 men of Grandpont 1914-18

Beer, sausages and marmalade: Oxford food and drink in the nineteenth century

The development of Oxford’s suburbs, 1850 – 1914

The Victorian and Edwardian development of East Oxford

Lord Nuffield’s great generosity to Oxford colleges

Children’s experiences of the Second World War in Oxfordshire

The coming of the railway to Oxford

Victorian and Edwardian industrial buildings of Oxford

The parish of St Thomas the Martyr, West Oxford

Leisure and entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford

The common-lodging house in Victorian England

Child labour in nineteenth-century Oxfordshire

Local history: how to do it!

Contact me on 01865 242760 or to book an illustrated talk.