Book Club

One of best things about going to Oxford was the chance to discuss interesting topics with like minded people. To recreate this we have started a non-fiction book club which meets in central Bristol. If you're interested in attending please email bookclub@oxford-bristolbath.org and we'll provide more details.

Next Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 6 December 2018

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos

September Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Book: How did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature, George Monbiot

July Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 2 July 2018
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

May Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 3 May 2018, 7 pm
Book: The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue

March Meeting

Date and time: Friday, 9 March 2018, 7 pm
Book: A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution, Joanna Doudna and Samual Sternbery

January Meeting

Date and time: Thursday, 4 January 2018, 7 pm
Book: Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman

2017

Outumn Meeting

Date and time: Monday, 16 October 2017
Book: The Price of Inequality, Joseph Stiglitz,

Summer Meeting

BookStranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century, John Higgs

Inaugural Meeting

Date and time: Wed, 15 March 2017, 7 p.m.
Venue: Prince Street Social, Bristol, BS1 4PS
Book: Man Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

Our first book club meeting took place on Wednesday 15th March in central Bristol. We discussed Viktor Frankl's Man Search for Meaning, which led to a lively and wide-ranging discussion.

Cherwell & Avon Book Group

Our friends from Bath organised Cherwell & Avon Book Group for those leaving in, or near, Bath. 

 

Background: Duke Humfrey's Library, University of Oxford (Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)

News and Events

Wine Tasting 2018

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue: Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Narrow Quay House, Bristol BS1 4QA

We are pleased to invite members and guests to a Wine Tasting on the theme of "Hidden Corners of Spain and Portugal".

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Book Club: December 2018

Date and time: Thu, 6 Dec  2018

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos

Annual Dinner and AGM

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Time: 6PM for 6:30PM start

Venue: The Square Club, Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB (map)

Price: £30 per person

The University of Oxford alumni, current students and their guests are invited to attend the 2018 AGM/Dinner. Berkeley Square is a short (uphill!) walk from the Bristol city centre and buses from Temple Meads Station go nearby.

Papers for the AGM have been sent out to members by email. The AGM is envisaged to take about 30 minutes at the start of the evening.

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Book Club: September

Date and time: Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Venue: Central Bristol

BookHow did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature by George Monbiot

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