julie ann godson

HISTORIAN•WRITER

Appearances

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Memories of the Vale: rural life before the railway came
1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest

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.


2018

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 cpthomas1@virginmedia.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 31 July 2018 7.50pm
Contact melanie_wake@hotmail.com

Woodstock

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Woodstock Ladies' Probus
Sturdy's Castle, Banbury Rd, Oxford OX5 3EP
Thursday 16 August 2018 Midday
Contact Woodstock Ladies' Probus

Weston on the Green

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Weston Society
Memorial Village Hall, Mill Lane, Weston on the Green
Monday 3 September 2018 7.30pm
Contact phil.p06.btinternet.com

Stratton Audley

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Stratton Audley Historical Society
Church of St Mary and St Edburga, Stratton Audley OX27 9BN
Saturday 15th September 2018 7.30pm
Contact dot.howarth@btinternet.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

Wootton

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Sandleigh Seniors Group
Wootton & Dry Sandford Community Centre, Lamborough Hill, OX13 6LE
Monday 1 October 2018 2.00pm
Contact paulataylor301@btinternet.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

Didcot

Memories of the Vale
Didcot & District Archaeological & Historical Society
Northbourne Centre, Church Street, Didcot OX11 8DG
Thursday 11 October 2018 7.30pm
Contact andrewpjones@theiet.org

Clanfield

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Clanfield & Bampton Historical Society
Carter Institute, Main Street, Clanfield OX18 2SR
Tuesday 16 October 2018 7.30pm
Contact sueatpakiri@gmail.com

East Hanney

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Hanney History Group
War Memorial Hall, East Hanney OX12 0JL
Tuesday 27 November 2018 8.00pm
Contact andycwrob@btinternet.com

Stanford in the Vale

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Stanford in the Vale Local History Society
Small Village Hall, Off Hunter's Field, Stanford in the Vale
Tuesday 11 December 2018 7.30pm
Contact philmo.24S@outlook.com

2019

Cumnor

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Cumnor and District History Society
Cumnor Old School, Cumnor OX2 9PE
Monday 25 March 2019 7.30pm
Contact rdwa898@btinternet.com

Islip

Scandal in High Society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Otmoor Archaeological & Historical Society
Islip Village Hall, Church Lane, Islip OX5 2TA
Wednesday 3 April 2019 8.00pm
Contact pcdunn@btinternet.com

Goring

1066: Oxfordshire and the Norman Conquest
Goring Gap Local History Society
Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames RG8 9AG
Monday 20 May 2019 8.00pm
Contact clivebidwell521@btinternet.com

Adderbury

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
Adderbury History Association
Methodist Church School Room, Chapel Lane, Adderbury
Monday 17 June 2019 7.15 for 7.30pm
Contact philandbmansell@hotmail.com

Launton

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Launton Historical Society
Grange Farm Mews, Station Road, Launton OX26 5DX
Monday 24 June 2019 7.45pm
Contact pbarrington665@btinternet.com

Bicester

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Bicester Local History Society
Clifton Centre, Ashdene Road, Bicester
Monday 15 July 2019 7.30pm
Contact sallyjames46@hotmail.com