julie ann godson

HISTORIAN•WRITER

Personal appearances

I try to tailor my talks to the interests of each particular audience. A wealth of beautiful images, some of which do not appear in the books, bring the stories alive. 

Talks last around 50 minutes, and I am happy to take questions. Signed copies of my books are always on sale at a discounted price. It’s a good idea to check venues and timings closer to the date in case of changes. 

Unless otherwise stated, contact details for the meetings can be found here. If you would like to book a personal appearance, the details can be found here.


2017

Chipping Norton

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Chipping Norton History Society
Methodist Hall, West Street, Chipping Norton
Monday 9 October 2017 7.30pm
Contact paula1@waitrose.com

Deddington

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Deddington & District History Society
Windmill Centre, Hempton Road, Deddington
Wednesday 11 October 2017 7.15pm for 7.30pm

Eynsham

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Eynsham WI
St Leonard's Church Hall, Eynsham OX29 4HF
Tuesday 14 November 2017 7.30pm
Contact ann.wotherspoon1@btinternet.com

Eynsham

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Eynsham History Group
St Leonard's Church Hall, Eynsham OX29 4HF
Thursday 7 December 2017 7.15pm
Contact nigel1469@hotmail.co.uk

2018

Southmoor

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Longworth & District History Society
Southmoor Village Hall, Souhmoor OX13 5DU
Thursday 18 January 2018 7.30pm
Contact kathyfletcher540@gmail.com

Wootton & Dry Sandford

Memories of the Vale
Wootton & Dry Sandford History Society
Community Centre, Wootton OX13 6DA
Thursday 8 March 2018 7 for 7.30pm
Contact malcolmkindell@gmail.com

Hook Norton

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Hook Norton Local History Group
Baptist Church Hall, Netting Street, Hook Norton OX15 5NJ
Tuesday 3 April 2018 7.30pm
Contact scotlandend@btinternet.com

Didcot

Memories of the Vale
Didcot & District Archaeological & Historical Society
Northbourne Centre, Church Street, Didcot, OX11 8DG
Thursday 12 April 2018 7.30pm
Contact andrewpjones@theiet.org

Goring

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Goring Gap Local History Society
Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames RG8 9AG
Monday 16 April 2018 7.30pm
Contact clivebidwell521@btinternet.com

Abingdon

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Abingdon U3A
Preston Road Community Centre, Preston Road, Abingdon OX14 5NR
Monday 23 April 2018 2.00pm
Contact raytrading@hotmail.com

Wychwoods

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
The Wychwoods Local History Society
Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall
Thursday 17 May 2018 7.30pm
Contact rogerw@bfocus.co.uk

Benson

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Bensington Society
Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson OX10 6LZ
Friday 25 May 2018 7.00pm
Contact david@nythecot.co.uk

Shippon

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Friends of Shippon
St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Barrow Rd, Shippon, Abingdon OX13 6JG
Thursday 8 June  2018 7.30pm
Contact carolehaveron@btinternet.com

Sibfords

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
The Sibfords Society
Sibford Village Hall, Sibford Gower
Thursday 21 June  2018 8pm
Contact dianahughesonline@gmail.com

Launton

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Launton Historical Society
Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, Launton OX26 5DX
Monday 25 June 2018 7.30pm
Contact pbarrington665@btinternet.com

Grove

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Grove WI
Grove Village Hall, Main Street, Grove OX12 7JY
Wednesday 4 July 2018 7.30pm
Contact Diane Thomas at cpthomas1@virgin media.com

Witney

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Buttercross Ladies' Probus
Witney Lakes Resort, Downs Road, Witney OX29 0SY
Wednesday 11 July 2018 11.00am
Contact Lilian on 01865 300523

Kidlington

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Kidlington Historical Society
The Lounge, Moorside Place, off The Moors, Kidlington
Tuesday 21 July 2018 7.50pm
Contact melanie_wake@hotmail.com

Bloxham

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Bloxham Village History Society
Jubilee Hall, Barley Close, Bloxham OX15 4NJ
Wednesday 19 September 2018 7.30pm
Contact ian_myson@hotmail.com

Thame

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Greater Thame U3A
Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame OX9 3AJ
Thursday 4 October/1 November 2018 TBC 2.30pm
Contact cliff.coxhill@icloud.com