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

NEW! Our Boys 1914-1918: who were the fallen of one Oxfordshire valley?

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

Northmoor

Our Boys 1914-18: who were the fallen of the Lower Windrush Valley?
Private event
Northmoor Village Hall, OX29 5SX
Friday 28 September 2018 7.00 for 7.30pm

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

Scandal in high society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
Greater Thame U3A
Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame OX9 3AJ
Thursday 4 October 2018 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

Southmoor

1066: Oxfordshire's part in the Norman Conquest
Longworth & District History Society
Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Village Hall OX13 5BY
Thursday 17 January 2019 7.30pm
Contact kathyfletcher540@gmail.com

Streatley-on-Thames

TBA
Wallingford Thames Ladies Probus
Goring & Streatley Golf Club, Rectory Rd, Streatley RG8 9QA
Wednesday 6 March 2019 10.30am
Contact prog.wtlp@gmail.com

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

Witney

Scandal in high society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
West Witney WI
Methodist Church, High St, Witney
Wednesday 10 April 2019 7.30pm
Contact wendynicholls1@hotmail.com

East Hendred

Scandal in high society Oxfordshire: selected tales of toffs in trouble
East & West Hendred WI
Snells Hall, East Hendred OX12 8LA
Thursday 18 April 2019 7.30pm
Contact jillbroadley70@gmail.com

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 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

Wantage

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess
King Alfred's WI
Methodist Hall, Church Street, Wantage OX12 8DA
Thursday 19 September 2019 12.30pm
Contact sandrahelm24@hotmail.co.uk