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The Sibfords History Society

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The Sibfords Society began in 1993 and changed its name to The Sibfords History Society in 2019. Meetings are held nine times each year. These include talks of historical interest and external visits during the summer. We concentrate mainly on the local area but are occasionally happy to invite speakers from further afield. We have an archive room where we preserve evidence for future generations. Read our Constitution and Aims.

Membership costs £15 per year, to be paid at the AGM in March. Guests are welcome on payment of an entry fee of £5 per person, to be paid at the door (schoolchildren free). Free tea and coffee is usually served after the meeting.

For further information, please contact Diana on 788 214 or email

For more information about local history in Oxfordshire, visit the Oxfordshire Local History Association.

Browse the website pages at for historical information and photos related to the Sibfords and their inhabitants.

Test your knowledge of local history with our picture quiz booklet (answers at the back!).

Programme for 2024

Talks generally start at 7.30pm.

Thu 15 February Social Evening Sit-down supper and local history picture quiz
Thu 21 March
Lizzy Rowe

Keble College and The Light of the World by Holman Hunt

The meeting will start earlier than usual, with the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

Thu 18 April Ivan Tyrrell

The Rise and Fall of Civilisations (including our own)

Thu 16 May Bill King Dad’s Underground Army
Thu 20 June Gillian White 1346 – Crécy
Thu 18 July Marie-Louise Kerr

The woman who would be Queen: the life of  Empress Matilda and her connections with Oxfordshire

Wednesday 4 September Day trip Hardwick Hall
Thu 19 September Alastair Lack CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien
Thu 17 October Tim Healey The Trail of the Green Man in Oxfordshire
Thu 21 November The Launton Bellringers A recital on handbells


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