Special Event: Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford

WI Member: From £42.00

Non Member: From £47.00


People come to Denman to have a jolly good time! Curious how this was done a century or so ago? Hop back in time with Oxfordshire historian Liz Woolley as she gives a fascinating talk on the leisure and entertainment habits of those in Victorian and Edwardian Oxford. In the mid-nineteenth century, the world was once again changing: With a little more time and money to spend, recreational activities arose to meet the demand for something to do. For a descriptive tour of period’s entertainment scene and discover why “habitual drunkards” were “induced to spend their evenings in the library”…!

Outline of the Event:

2.00pm Arrival for tea/coffee

2.30pm Talk and Q&A

3.45pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Departure

Did you know that you can extend your visit to Denman? Have a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner or even stay the night with us! The cost for breakfast is £12, lunch is £13.50 and dinner is £24 including multiple courses. We offer a B&B rate at £75 for a single room and £100 for a shared double. Bookings can be made through our guest services team* - please telephone 01865 391991 or email info@denman.org.uk. 

*Please note that these extras are offered where available.

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