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Oxbury Historical Society – New lecture season



The Oxbury Historical Society invites all those interest to its latest season of lectures:

March 18th: William the Conquerer and his amazing technicolour dreamcoat.

March 25th: Spanners in the Holy Roman Empire.

March 29th: Aztec cameras.

April 2nd: Mussolini and Ulrika – the secret affair.

April 7th: The fall and rise of Charlemagne’s empire (ballet version).

April 14th: The significance of the whelk in the Third Reich.

April 16th: Funking up crop rotation – disco in the middle ages.

April 19th: ‘Why were some many French kings called Louis?’ and other boring historical questions.

Lecutres are held in the Graeme Taylor Theatre, Oxbury University.
Admission: £3 adults, £1 children/OAPs (not both). Dead historical figures get in free (except Richard III).

Oxbury University: Public Lecture Series


Oxbury University is pleased to announce that the following public lectures will take place during this academic year:

  • Cheesecake and its effects upon the global environment;
  • Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov – the dirty bits;
  • Great poetry with a pineapple flavour;
  • Jimmy cracked corn but I don’t care – why?;
  • The pointlessness of the shoe;
  • Ridiculing the lame – why it’s not funny and how to get away with it;
  • Sheffield Wednesday 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: what impact does this have upon world trade?;
  • Spot the historical inaccuracies in this lecture;
  • Why couldn’t all the King’s horses and all the King’s men put Humpty back together again? Was it due to government overspending?
  • Worlds Wildest Lecturers IV.

All lectures will be held in thew University’s Mussolini Lecture Theatre. A timetable will be published outside the theatre as soon as one of the administrative staff can work out how to use the photocopier.