Village Hall Talks at Wootton-By-Woodstock
 



The project was conceived to raise funds to renovate the village hall in Wootton-by-Woodstock, which was built almost entirely from timber over eighty years ago. Few who have attended the talks would disagree that the evenings have been an engaging mixture of serious insight and comedic observation and we think we are catering for the current thirst for live events in smaller venues.

All proceeds to the Ukraine Humitarian Appeal



The Prue Leith Talk

7.30 pm Friday March 22nd 2024

Dame Prue is a businesswoman, journalist, novelist, cookery writer and broadcaster. She is currently a judge on the Great British Bake Off and The Great American Baking Show - and we warmly welcome her back for a much-anticipated appearance after her previous evening at the Wootton Talks

Earlier in her career, Prue's restaurant, Leithís, was awarded a Michelin Star and she is a past winner of the Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year. Prue has been a director on many boards, including British Rail and Whitbread and she chaired The School Food Trust - tasked with improving school meals.

She was the instigator of the Fourth Plinth contemporary sculpture project in Trafalgar Square and was an advisor on the Government's Hospital Food Review.

Prue is Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and Patron of Chefs in Schools, as well as Dignity in Dying. In 2023, she and her son, Daniel, made a Channel 4 documentary on assisted dying called Prue and Dannyís Death Road Trip. Her new series, Prue Leithís Cotswold Kitchen, is due to be aired in February 2024.

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(Children over 16 welcome) Entry is £10 in cash and includes free food, featuring delicious sandwiches and sumptuous rocky-roads., with wine and soft drinks available for a modest donation

 

The Susie Dent Talk

7.30 pm Friday June 14th 2024

Susie is a writer and broadcaster on language. She recently celebrated 30 years as a co-presenter and the resident word expert on Channel 4's Countdown, and she also appears on the show's comedy sister 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown. Susie comments regularly on TV and radio about words featured in the news. She has contributed to discussions on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Word of Mouth, Saturday Live, More or Less, Today, and on Radio 5 Live's Breakfast and Drive programmes. She has made guest appearances on many TV programmes including BBC Breakfast, Newsnight, This Morning, Test the Nation, Ant & Decís Saturday Night Takeaway, Not Going Out, and The One Show.

Susie answers notes and queries about words and phrases in weekly columns in the Radio Times, The Week Junior, the I newspaper, and Why Now. She has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Times, and is the author of several books, including her latest, An Emotional Dictionary: Real Words for How You Feel, from Angst to Zwodder, published in 2022.

Susie is a spokesperson for Oxford University Press, and has been a judge on the Costa Book Awards and on the Academy Excellence Awards. She regularly delivers key-note speeches to both small companies and major corporations on language and communication.

Susie lives in Oxford, where she has developed a passion for cycling - Lycra or no, she is never without her little black book for jotting down any new words picked up in the wild.

If you are interested in attending this talk or would like to reserve a ticket please Contact us


(Children over 16 welcome) Entry is £10 in cash and includes free food, featuring delicious sandwiches and sumptuous rocky-roads., with wine and soft drinks available for a modest donation

 
 


All Talks Start
At 7:30pm

Tickets Cost
£10 For
Everybody

Max Capacity
100

Postcode
OX20 1DZ


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Woodstock Book Shop

The Killingworth Castle

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Robin Laurance Photography

Ashmolean Museum

The Bodleian Library

Woodstock U3A - University Of The Third Age

Woodstock Music Society

Woodstock Literature Society

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