Tuesday 22 November, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Brasenose College, Lecture Room XI
Free screening of ’66 Men of Grandpont 1914-18′, a 40-minute documentary film produced as part of an innovative community history project commemorating the 66 men named on the First World War memorial in St Matthew’s Church in Grandpont, South Oxford. The film outlines men’s experiences at the front and explores the impact of the First World War on one small and ordinary suburban community. It also describes Oxford during the period and emphasises the links between local and international history.
“Terrific; a very powerful piece of local history and some remarkable stories.”
Tom Buchanan, Professor of Modern British and European History, University of Oxford, May 2016
For more information on the project see:
Watch a trailer of the film here:
An exhibition about the 66 Men of Grandpont continues in the Cathedral at Christ Church until 25 November.
The Men who went to War from the Parishes of St Margaret’s, St Giles’ and St Matthew’s, 1914-1919.
A free event will take place at the St Margaret’s Institute on Polstead Road in North Oxford this coming Sunday afternoon, 20th November, from 14.30-18.00, to commemorate the end of the Battle of the Somme.
The event includes a showing of the 1916 film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ (with original score) plus exhibitions and short talks about three community history projects to do with WWI in Oxford. There will also be a showing the documentary film ’66 men of Grandpont 1914-18′.
For further information contact Liz Woolley, 01865 242760, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please come to an evening of music, poetry and film to commemorate the men from South Oxford who fought in the First World War, with poets Alan Buckley and Mark Wilkinson, musician Bruno Guastalla, and a showing of the 40-minute documentary film 66 Men of Grandpont 1914-18.
Friday 11 November, 6-8pm
South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, OX1 4RP
Free entry; all welcome
Doors open 6:00pm, refreshments available and an exhibition about the men from New Hinksey and South Oxford who went to fight.
Performance programme starts at 6:30pm
For more information contact:
email@example.com, 01865 242666