FOSMA Events

Thank you to everyone who came, supported and enjoyed our Evening with Donald Johnston of Christie’s last Friday evening. Donald gave a fascinating insight into how he came to be in his position at Christie’s and told some lively and interesting tales about some of his finds and sales. A great evening – thank you especially to Donald for helping us raise just over £500.

Adderbury History Association – 17 September

Liz Woolley will give a talk in the Methodist Schoolroom at 7.30 pm on ‘Beer, Sausages and Marmalade: Oxford Food and Drink in the 19th Century’. In the nineteenth century Oxford became well-known for its ‘Celebrated Oxford Sausages’ and for Frank Cooper’s ‘Oxford Marmalade’ , and the brewing, baking and grocery trades. This talk will examine the fascinating relationship between food production, tourism and politics in the city. For more information contact Phil Mansell (Secretary) email  or phone 01295 812125.

FOCAL Sponsorship Event

Virtual Walk: Land’s End to John O’Groats. – Where is Peter?   FOCAL’s  secretary, Peter Britton, has now completed over 300 miles of his virtual walk from Lands End to John O’Groats.  Go to to see how it works and read his weekly blogs as to how far he has got.  You can also donate on the site.

Meet Sylvia Vetta – 19 September

Focal are hosting Sylvia Vetta for their next event in the ‘Meet the Author’ series which will be held in the library at 4.30 pm.  Sylvia Vetta has written for the Oxford Times and its monthly magazine, Oxford Limited Edition, every month since 1998. Tickets from the library or by e-mail from Keith Mitchell

‘Adderbury Wheels’

Now the nights are drawing in we meet at 6.00 pm on a Wednesday evening. Bring your lights if you have any. We will be moving our start time back even earlier as the light goes but should be OK for a while now  The last Wednesday evening will be 24 October.   We still meet at 9.30 am every Saturday morning, and we always meet outside the library.

Mischief Makers – 14 July to 15 September

The summer reading challenge at Adderbury library.  What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at the library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way. Drop into the library to find out more!