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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum: D-Day 80th Anniversary Talks

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Pegasus Bridge: In Their Own Words

Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway

Talk - In-person and streaming live online

7pm - 23 May 2024

Marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, hear the personal stories of two veterans of the famous Pegasus Bridge operation in the opening hours of 6 June 1944.

Major John Howard DSO of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Staff Sergeant Geoff Barkway DFM of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed at Pegasus Bridge within minutes of each other - but what brought them together that night and what of their later lives?

Using archive footage and family recollections, hear their compelling stories of the impact of war.

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The Sappers on the D-Day Gliders

Sappers in the D-Day Gliders Pegasus Bridge Aerial Photo

Talk - In-person

7pm - 30 May 2024

On board the gliders carrying men of The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry to Normandy in the early hours of 6 June 1944, there were was also a platoon of Royal Engineers. They too played vital role in the plan to secure the Orne and Caen bridges, hear their story from Ingram Murray in this D-Day 80th Anniversary talk, raising funds for the Army Benevolent Fund and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust.

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Thu 18 Jul 2024

Oxfordshire is to take centre stage as around 45 European leaders converge on Blenheim Palace on Thursday 18 July to discuss some of the most pressing generational issues facing Europe - from ensuring international support for Ukraine, to illegal immigration and security cooperation.

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Tue 16 Jul 2024

New Shop Opens in Burford

A Celebration of Local Talent!

A collective of small independent businesses has come together to open a new shop on Burford High Street in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Endellion Lycett Green - you drifted by
Mon 15 Jul 2024

This summer the Laura Lopes Gallery presents works by botanical artist Endellion Lycett Green in the Tithe Barn at Thyme. Through her art, Lycett Green pays testament to the inspiration she finds in the natural world.

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Mon 15 Jul 2024

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has opened its annual nature photography competition for 2024 with new categories and prizes.