Oxfordshire IVC

Lots of fun to be had these are some of the things our members organised for each other

Walks and Weekends Away

Sports and Games

Dancing

Cultural Activities

Eating Out

Drinks Evenings

  (Contact Frances  07718287890) for further details)

Walks and Weekends Away

We hold a walk every Sunday, anywhere within a 35 mile radius of Oxford, and these are always very popular. 

We vary the length (3 to 12 miles) and location / terrain of walk as much as possible. Many are afternoon walks of   about   5-6 miles, but we also  have morning walks and longer "morning and afternoon" walks , some circular and some figure of eight. 

A pub lunch is sometimes included, or bring your own packed lunch. Refreshments in a pub or tea shop after the walk are popular, and provide a chance to unwind and to continue the social contact of the walk. 

We have a shorter, evening walk (midweek) each week between late April and early September.These may be followed by a club night, barbecue, pub meal or pub music evening.  We hold walking weekends away, in places such as Exmoor, the Peak District and the Lake District, which have always been great fun.   

Have a look at details of our forthcoming walks !

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Dancing

Every year we have a Christmas party with a disco and delicious buffet. We also go to some public dinner dances.

A number of us also go to various public dance events in and around Oxfordshire, such as Barn Dances,  Plus 60s/70s/80's/90's Disco nights, all these event are listed in our Monthy Bulletin and our Electronic Calender. You don't need to bring a partner to any of these events. It's perfectly OK to come along on your own, or with friends or partners.

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Eating Out

Our gastronomic visits to restaurants and hotels offer a good variety of tastes, locations and prices. On average we have 2 meals a month, in Oxford and surrounding Towns and County. In summer, we look for the opportunity to eat "al fresco". In December, we have a Christmas Dinner at a local restaurant. Eating may also be part of our walking and our dancing events!

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Sports and Games

We play the following sports regularly, on a social basis - Tennis First Saturday of the month (usually in the afternoon), in Oxford.

Occasionally, there is another sporting event such as Swimming.

We play (Rubber) Bridge every Wednesday evening, and Scrabble one Wednesday each month, both in Oxford. Beginners are welcome.

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Cultural Activities

Our Book Group meets at various members' houses in and around Oxford, once a month. The books to be discussed are advertised in advance in our bulletin. It is not essential to have finished reading the book before coming to the relevant meeting.

The members also arrange many Theatre and Concert visits , Day Trips to places of interest - e.g.

London, Stratford etc, Various National Trust sites, National Garden Scheme gardens

We sometimes see places of cultural interest on our walks.

And...one of our most popular events is the Annual Quiz, devised by one of our members! (See Photos page).

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Drinks Evenings

Most Fridays, we try to arrange a pub night, which is an evening gathering for drinks in a specified pub or hotel. We go to The Plough at Wolvercote, where we usually meet once a month  and sit in the "library" area. On other Fridays, we may visit other venues, in Oxford or around the County

We also have other drinks evenings, usually every month or two. Have a look at our forthcoming Pub Nights! For all drinks evenings, our host/hostess should be displaying a copy of our monthly bulletin (a coloured A4 booklet) to help you to identify them.

 

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