Tolsey Talks are 45 min local history talks with a 15 min question and answer session.
There are 10 in the series all delivered by Zoom video conferencing. Only £5 per talk.
There are now only 8 future talks remaining but you still get a saving if you buy the series
£20 for Friends (save £20).
Upcoming Events 2022/23
- 27 Oct, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomJoin Clendon Daukes’s virtual tour to see why the church of St John the Baptist in Burford is a Grade 1* listed building that welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year, making it one of the top 10 visited churches in the country.
- 24 Nov, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomPrepare to be fascinated as you discover some of the many treasures of the Burford Tolsey Museum. Christopher Walker has lived and worked in and around Burford all his life. As a long time Chairman of The Tolsey Museum his knowledge of the museum’s contents is unsurpassed.
- 26 Jan 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomMany men from Oxfordshire were involved in the international struggle against Napoleon. Julie Ann Godson introduces us to eight Oxfordshire sailors on board Nelson’s flagship “Victory" at Trafalgar, and then to a Woodstock rifleman on the field at Waterloo.
- 23 Feb 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomDiscover the story the Burford Tolsey Museum’s famous doll's house, that is modelled on the Great House in Witney Street and hear about the life and times of Regency high society, that it portrays. Born in Burford, into a family with a background of Antique’s and Interiors, Sue’s connection with Th
- 23 Mar 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on Zoom“Half the wealth of England rides on the back of the sheep” is a well-known medieval saying, and all about the Cotswolds are vestiges of that wealth, including the glorious ‘wool churches’ (of which St. John the Baptist, Burford of course, is an example)
- 27 Apr 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomDiscover Thomas Willement (1786 – 1871)a Gothic Revivalist, Interior Designer who is often referred to as "the Father of Victorian Stained Glass", yet relatively few are aware of his work.
- 25 May 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomThe Ascott Martyrs were a group of women who were sent to Oxford Prison in 1873 for “rioting in Chipping Norton”. These tenacious women were arrested for their role in attempting to persuade local farm workers to unionise but were later pardoned by Queen Victoria and returned home as martyrs.
- 22 Jun 2023, 19:30 – 20:30Tolsey Talk on ZoomDiscover the twelve most popular ‘postcards’ posted by David on the Burford Tolsey Archive Facebook page and hear, and add to, the comments they have generated.