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Eccentric Oxford: a History of Mischief & Mayhem - a TWHAS talk
May's talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) will be by Richard O. Smith. He will present 'Eccentric Oxford: a History of Mischief & Mayhem'. This entertaining talk will present an amusing, yet historically accurate, trawl through Oxford's alternative and lesser known eccentric history (covering the writer expelled from Oxford on his second day for fighting a duel in a college quad, the University's official advice on 'How to tell if an Oxford women is a prostitute' and how Oliver Cromwell discovered you should never mess with an Oxfordshire Librarian!). Richard O Smith lives in Oxford and is a tour guide, running the Eccentric Oxford Tour. He is also a comedy writer and contributes material to Radio 4's The Now Show and The News Quiz.
This talk will be held on Friday 8th May, 7.45 pm for 8pm at Wallingford Town Hall. Visitors (£3) are most welcome.
Wallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0EG
Friday 8 May 2015
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