Cherwell & Avon Book Group

Three of our OUSoc Bristol and Bath members have set up the Cherwell & Avon Book Group. We aim to keep meeting every third Sunday after that, and will rotate the book choices among the group.

Unless indicated otherwise, the meetings take place at the Widcombe Social Club (bottom of Widcombe Hill).  There is parking on nearby roads for free on Sundays.

Meeting in October 2017

Date and time: Sunday, 15 October, 5.30–7.30pm
Book: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Meeting in September 2017

Date and time: Sunday, 17 September, 5.30–7.30pm
Book: “A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker

Meeting in June

Date and time: Sunday, 18 June, 5.30–7.30pm
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Book: Margaret Atwood, "Hag-Seed"

Meeting in May

Date and time: Sunday, 21 May, 5.30–7.30pm
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA
Book: Jean-Paul Didierlaurent, "The Reader on the 6.27"

It would be great to meet some of you at these groups, to share our love of books and recover from the weekend (or brace yourself for the week ahead) over a glass of wine!

If you would like to join us please let us know so we have an idea of numbers, by emailing annasabine-newlyn@mpc.email.

Many thanks,
Anna (Wadham, 98-01),
James (Kellogg, 2012-14), and
Deborah (Worcester, 81-84)

News and Events

An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offers a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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Comedy Night

Date  Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: Doors (and bar!) open 6.30, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Komedia Bath (map, url)

We're holding our first OUSOC comedy night out (with optional disco!)

There are 3 comedians, followed by a rather good Motown disco from 10:30.

Tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee. Meal packages available.   

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Oxford Board Games Night

Date and time: 7:30, 22 January 2019
Venue: Chance and Counters, 20 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS (map, url)

Come and join us for another board game night at Bristol’s Chance & Counters, the popular board game café and pub.  No prerequisites – they have hundreds of board games of all kinds, and are very good at introducing you to new ones.

The café charges you £5 for your seat; food and drinks can be purchased.  First come, first served: please email us if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.

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Book Club: March 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb