The Culture Club

Culture Club. 30 June 2018.

As always, there’s a packed programme in the Culture Club tent this year. From choirs to natural history, maps to code-cracking and adventure travel, and much more, come join us for an afternoon of fascinating informal talks and interviews.

We’ll see you here!

Culture Club Programme 2018

12.30: The Choirs of Charlbury Primary School, led by Jennie Grierson and accompanied by Maria Jurd, sing a selection of their favourite songs.

13.15: ‘International and Personal Development’ with Ander Morgan and Stan Charles-Jones. Two friends discuss their separate volunteering journeys, reflecting on the broad and diverse impacts that they experienced as a result.

14.00: ‘Slap Mappy: The Trials and Fibrillations of Bookmaking and Medieval Maps.’ Professor Dan Terkla of the Illinois Wesleyan University in conversation with Nick Millea, map curator at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

14:45: ‘Poo: A Beetle’s Perspective’ with Darren Mann of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

15:30: ‘Bletchley Park: The Human Story.’ Jonathan Byrne, Oral History Officer at Bletchley Park, talks about the secret code-breaking work that changed the course of World War II, and about his own work, interviewing hundreds of the men and women who worked there.

16:30: ‘The Muck Called Gold.’ Simon Walker asks why, in the final years of the 19th century, 100,000 men, women and children risked their lives for the chance of making their fortune in the Klondike region of Canada.

17:30: ‘The Eleanor Crosses.’ Author Decca Warrington talks to Brenda Stones about the monumental building plan conceived by Edward I to commemorate his late wife, in locations from Lincoln to Charing Cross.

Timings are subject to change, but for more information please contact Ed Fenton,