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C a l e n d a r
October 2021





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Recruiting Care WorkersCrossroads Care is offering training for those seeking to enter the profession and full-time and part-time roles £12—£15 per hour for positions assisting in the care of children and families with support needs in our region. For details, and to apply, click here.

NHSThe NHS seeks volunteers to help in the vaccine centre at Exeter Hall, Kidlington. Duties involve tasks such as stewarding or consent-form filling. If you are able to assist – especially on a Monday or Tuesday – please email: mitesh.aggarwal@nhs.net or Tel: 07983325868.

GP SurgeryHealthwatch Oxfordshire asks about your experience making contact with your local GP Surgery. Please complete the online survey here.

Yarnton Level CrossingYarnton Parish Council invites your response to the proposed closure of the level crossing at Sandy Lane. Please complete the online survey here.



Latest Report September 2021
 Kidlington Parish Council 

Chairman's Monthly Reports 2021
David Robey
KPC Chairman David Robey publishes his monthly report summarising Kidlington Parish Council matters for the year to date.


David Robey, 2021.



Notable Dates in October 2021

02 Oct 2021 Sat Kidlington Football Club v Thame United. League. Kick-off 3.00pm at Yarnton Road.
Kidlington Concert Brass at Exeter Hall 7.00pm. Fiesta de la Vida – Celebration of Life!

06 Oct 2021 Wed Kidlington Football Club v Thame United. League Cup. Kick-off 7.45pm at Yarnton Road.

12 Oct 2021 TueRhymetime at Kidlington Library for accompanied children under 5 years of age. 11.00am to 11.30am. Enquiries 01865-373067.

14 Oct 2021 ThuKidlington Community Singers meet at St John's Hall Church, Garden City, Kidlington from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Thursday. No singing experience necessary, just a willingness to turn up to rehearsals and have a go! Details from Ursula, Tel: 07827-235455.

Two-course luncheon at Exeter Hall following the weekly food marketplace at Exeter Hall from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Details from cherwellcollective@gmail.com

16 Oct 2021 SatAbundance Fruit Pressing at North Kidlington School 10am to 12noon. Details from kidlingtonabundance@gmail.com

19 Oct 2021 TueRhymetime at Kidlington Library for accompanied children under 5 years of age. 2.00pm to 2.30pm. Enquiries 01865-373067.


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19 Oct 2021 TueFruit Tree Pruning an evening tutorial at The Six Bells, Mill Street, Kidlington 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Details from info@cherwellcollective.com

20 Oct 2021 Wed KAOS: Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society presents a wry rendition of HMS Pinafore. Performance begins 7.30pm at Gosford Hill School.

21 Oct 2021 Thu KAOS: Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society presents a wry rendition of HMS Pinafore. Performance begins 7.30pm at Gosford Hill School.





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22 Oct 2021 Fri KAOS: Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society presents a wry rendition of HMS Pinafore. Performance begins 7.30pm at Gosford Hill School.

23 Oct 2021 Sat Kidlington Football Club v Hertford Town. League. Kick-off 3.00pm at Yarnton Road.
KAOS: Kidlington Amateur Operatic Society presents a wry rendition of HMS Pinafore. Performance begins 7.30pm at Gosford Hill School.

28 Oct 2021 ThuNEW — Kidlington Zoo Trails. Kidlington's Zoo Trails are officially launched today at Exeter Hall from where the walking routes of five new trails begin and end. Discover more and download a map of all the walkways signposted with colourful footprints painted on local pavements. Keep watch for The Green Monkey Route which takes in Kidlington High Street, The Moors, and Park Hill Recreation Ground. The Orange Lion Route goes through Orchard Recreation Ground then a circuit around Gosford before returning to Exeter Hall. The Blue Elephant Route stomps its way past Kidlington Football Club, around Garden City, and through Ron Groves Park.

Guide Dog Experience Day 10.00am to 1.00pm free entry at Kidlington Library.





First published October 2021
  Kidlington News  

October 2021 edition is now available from local shops

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Past Papers
From October 2020 ...

First published October 2020
 Yarnton Level Crossing 
Yarnton Parish Council (YPC) • Councillor David Brown sets out YPC's opposition to the plan by Network Rail to close the level crossing at Sandy Lane.

David Brown, October 2020.


First published October 2020
 Article 
Honoured at Oxford • A long-time resident of Kidlington village has had her portrait commissioned by the University of Oxford. But what's the story behind this special painting which now hangs high at the Examination Schools in the centre of the City?

October 2020.


First published October 2020
 Article 
Remembrance Sunday: Public Gathering or Private Gratitude? • Bruce Gillingham invites more personal ways to give thanks for our cherished freedoms.

Bruce Gillingham, October 2020.





C a l e n d a r
November 2021





Notable Dates in November 2021

05 Nov 2021 FriFireworks display at Stratfield Brake. Tickets from Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB.

10 Nov 2021 WedRhymetime at Kidlington Library for accompanied children under 5 years of age. 10.30am to 11.00am. Enquiries 01865-373067.

13 Nov 2021 SatArt at Christmas Exhibition and sales by local artists from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown.

14 Nov 2021 SunArt at Christmas Exhibition and sales by local artists from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown.

20 Nov 2021 Sat
Oxfordshire Craft Guild Christmas 2021 exhibition by local artists begins at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.

22 Nov 2021 MonRhymetime at Kidlington Library for accompanied children under 5 years of age. 2.00pm to 2.30pm. Enquiries 01865-373067.





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Past Papers
From November 2020 ...

First published November 2020
 Article 
Stargazing November 2020 • Roger Davies places black holes and an Oxford Nobel Prize winner at the centre of November's look up at the skies over our region.

Roger Davies, November 2020.





C a l e n d a r
December 2021





Notable Dates in December 2021

December 2021Christmas Lights switch-on in Kidlington High Street. Date to be announced.



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C a l e n d a r
January 2022





Notable Dates in January 2022

01 Jan 2022 SatCentenary of the International Tree Foundation See ITF 2022 notice below.



International Tree Foundation
  ITF 2022  
ITF

OUR CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
1922—2022

A personal invitation from the Chairman.

I'd like to welcome environmentalists everywhere to join us in our world-wide Centenary celebrations of the work of the ITF whose central office is sited in Oxford.


How can you get involved?
Most easily straightaway you can click on this card to visit the ITF website and view wonderful photographs taken of our global ventures and read about the impact the ITF is having on the environment and local communities around the world. If yours is a school engaging your pupils in an earth project, tell me about your activities especially if they involve plantings — but a poem or a prayer about our planet I'd love to hear too. If yours is a community group with a focus on forestry then we really must team up because in 2022 we're aiming to plant a tree on the very same day in 100 countries around the globe and you could get involved in our documentary video programme for which I'd welcome your input today in our planning. Write to me in person. I'm a close neighbour of yours: my family and I live in Woodstock. My name is Stephen Vickers and I'm the Chairman of the ITF Trustees. My personal email address is: stephen@vickers.education. Let's explore what we can achieve together, while we have time to prepare.

04| Dr Stephen Vickers. International Tree Foundation.



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C a l e n d a r
March 2022





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Past Papers
From March 2021 ...

First published March 2021
 Article 
Giles Woodforde
Going to the Pictures • Giles Woodforde recollects – as longer-term residents also will know – that the Tesco building in Kidlington started life in 1938 as the Sterling Cinema.

Giles Woodforde, March 2021.


First published March 2021
 Article 
Andrew Young
How many streets in Kidlington? • Andrew Young narrates the odyssey of his son George who journeyed all the streets of Kidlington in a single day.

Andrew Young, March 2021.




Past Papers
From March 2020 ...

First published March 2020
 Article 
There's much yet to celebrate • James Hamilton marks the official first day of the lockdown with a morning walk in the fields around Kidlington.

James Hamilton, March 2020.


First published March 2020
 Article 
Yellow Bus • Giles Woodforde discovers why Kidlington's buses have changed colour.

Giles Woodforde, March 2020.


First published March 2020
 Article 
Pavements and Lids • 'In these odd times one notices odd things,' writes James Hamilton.

James Hamilton, March 2020.


First published March 2020
 Article 
Zig-Zag • Lilian Cooper wonders if we might evolve to walk in single file.

Lilian Cooper, March 2020.


First published March 2020
 Article 
On Creative Writing • In her short story which begins in Oxford and ends in Kidlington, Rosemary Hutchinson asks, 'Why do you think the author's daughter used her computer to create a facial composite of the young man featured in the story?'

Rosemary Hutchinson, March 2020.






C a l e n d a r
April 2022





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Past Papers
From April 2021 ...

First published April 2021
 Article 
James Hamilton
A Year Locked Down in Kidlington • A portrait by the artist in words and watercolours of the local landscape noticed within half a mile of the spire of St Mary's Church over 12-months.

James Hamilton, April 2021.


First published April 2021
 Article 
Douglas
Mindful Art • Creating portraits and landscapes helped Kidlington's Douglas Lloyd refocus and detach from the stresses of everyday life during lockdown.

Douglas Lloyd, April 2021.


First published April 2021
 Article 
Norma Aubertin-Potter
My Father and the Merchant Navy • Norman Alfred Potter was born on 24th February 1904, married on 29th November 1947 in Begbroke, and died at Kidlington on 10th December 1974.

Norma Aubertin-Potter, April 2021.





Past Papers
From April 2020 ...

First published April 2020
 Article 
Stargazing April 2020 • Roger Davies begins his series of articles about the sky at night over the Kidlington area.

Roger Davies, April 2020.


First published April 2020
 Article 
Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year and the Current Pandemic • John Batchelor reminds us that the author of Robinson Crusoe also documented the Great Plague in London of 1665.

John Batchelor, April 2020.


First published April 2020
 Article 
Kidlington 1220 • In his wry take on local history, Alan Quarry imagines a conversation among the stonemasons tasked with building the first large church in Kidlington over 800 years ago.

Alan Quarry, April 2020.


First published April 2020
 Article 
Nocturne • James Hamilton takes a short walk without leaving the house.

James Hamilton, April 2020.


First published April 2020
 Article 
Why Dexter wrote Morse • Paul Humphreys observes young Colin Dexter attending his first Latin lesson at school.

Paul Humphreys, April 2020.





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May 2022





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Past Papers
From May 2021 ...

May 2021: ArtWeeks
  Local Artists Online  

ArtWeeks
Abstraction by Ann Holland.

  Oxfordshire's annual ArtWeeks Festival 2021 includes an online exhibition by local artists who in non-Covid times would normally exhibit in person at St. Mary's Kidlington. This virtual exhibition displays the works of local artists including those of: Bobbie Coon, Steve Daggit, Trish Friedemann, James Hamilton, Nic Hamilton, Ann Holland, Elizabeth Kirkham, Rosemary Meara, Charlotte Orr, Lynn Pilgrim, Thomas Shepherd, Richard Stephens, Danielle Teper, and Jean Wykes.

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Past Papers
From May 2020 ...

First published May 2020
 Article 
Stargazing May 2020 • Roger Davies continues his series of articles about the sky at night over the Kidlington area.

Roger Davies, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
The Queen's Music • Artist Alan Kestner tells about his elaborate pencil drawing inspired by his love of music and the Queen's speech to the nation in May 2020.

Alan Kestner, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Home Again • Student Ella Gauci makes her way back home not long after starting at University.

Ella Gauci, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Blossom Fortnight • 'This must be blossom fortnight all over Kidlington,' writes James Hamilton.

James Hamilton, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
A Swarm in May • Andy Pedley safely relocates a swarm of bees nesting in a street in Kidlington.

Andy Pedley, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Young Saint • Paul Humphreys writes, 'A little shy of ten miles from Kidlington in the direction of Oxford, a life-sized figure sculpted in Italian marble stood high on a plinth of stone in the quadrangle of Salesian College, a secondary school for boys.'

Paul Humphreys, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Fandilay • 'He was not the sort of person to invent a new word — or so he thought,' writes Paul Humphreys.

Paul Humphreys, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Diary of a Novice Beekeeper • Henrietta Batchelor takes delivery of her first beehive and discovers she has a whole new language to learn.

Henrietta Batchelor, May 2020.


First published May 2020
 Article 
Lockdown Medal • Graham Kirby considers VE-Day and reflects on how prisoners of war in Europe supported each other.

Graham Kirby, May 2020.





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June 2022





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Past Papers
From June 2020 ...

First published June 2020
 Article 
Going back to University • Ella Gauci returns with sage advice about continuing to study.

Ella Gauci, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
Oxymoronica • Louise Lloyd discovers a new word in Summertown. But where did she find it — and what does it mean?

Louise Lloyd, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
The Tracy Way • Lyn Mason pays tribute to her Kidlington friend Tracy Jameson whose life featured in the BBC TV documentary Miriam's Dead Good Adventures.

Lyn Mason, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
Church Street Honey • Kitty Knight explains the harvesting process for producing Church Street Honey.

Kitty Knight, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
In Praise of Cow Parsley • James Hamilton reveals a presence hidden in every corner of every field.

James Hamilton, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
Stargazing June 2020 • Roger Davies continues his series of articles about the sky at night over the Kidlington area.

Roger Davies, June 2020.


First published June 2020
 Article 
Poetry and Crisis: Edward Thomas • John Batchelor recalls the times, settings, and poetry of Edward Thomas.

John Batchelor, June 2020.





C a l e n d a r
July 2022





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Past Papers
From July 2021 ...

First published July 2021
 Article 
The Lady of Shalott
Kidlington meets Tennyson • Kidlington meets Tennyson 'In among the bearded barley' — in John Batchelor's analysis of The Lady of Shalott.

John Batchelor, July 2021.






Past Papers
From July 2020 ...

First published July 2020
 Article 
A Personal Reflection • In his personal reflection on the year to date, Giles Woodforde asks, 'Is the Union Jack upside down?'

Giles Woodforde, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
An Extraordinary Journey • James Hamilton takes a phenomenal flight high above the buttercup fields of Kidlington.

James Hamilton, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
The Manic Minute • Firefighter Gideon Ring tells his recruitment story into Oxfordshire's Fire Service.

Gideon Ring, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
Stargazing July & August 2020 • Roger Davies invites us to look up and take in the big picture as he describes the sky at night over Kidlington.

Roger Davies, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
Summer's Gardens and The Poets • John Batchelor leads us onto an immaculate lawn with Marvell, Kipling, and Shakespeare.

John Batchelor, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
Comet Neowise • 'Possibly the most dramatic comet since Hale-Bopp in 1997,' writes Roger Davies.

Roger Davies, July 2020.


First published July 2020
 Article 
The Kidlington Pie • Oxford poet Stilly bakes an exceptional pie for Kidlington: it's a pie that's the pride of the WI.

Poet Stilly, July 2020.





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August 2022





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Past Papers
From August 2021 ...

First published August 2021
 Article 
My First Essay
My First Essay • Kidlington's Ella Gauci relates the lessons she learned after the first student essay she submitted at University.

Ella Gauci, August 2021.






Past Papers
From August 2020 ...

First published August 2020
 Article 
Effective Notetaking • Starting back at Secondary School or University? You'll find this report by Paul Humphreys contains handy advice about how to remember things for upcoming tests and exams.

Audio Listen to a summary.

Paul Humphreys, August 2020.


First published August 2020
 Article 
To Zoom or to Teams • Norma Aubertin-Potter considers the ups and downs of meetings held online.

Norma Aubertin-Potter, August 2020.


First published August 2020
 Article 
Breathless in Kidlington • Ian Wilson raises our heartbeat as we join him on an exhilarating run around the village.

Ian Wilson, August 2020.


First published August 2020
 Article 
Storks over Kidlington • Adrian Gray witnesses an historic sighting high above the village.

Adrian Gray, August 2020.


First published August 2020
 Article 
Future Historians and the Pandemic of 2020 • 'What will historians of the future make of our response to Covid-19?' asks Norma Aubertin-Potter.

Norma Aubertin-Potter, August 2020.


First published August 2020
 Article 
Old Money • Graham Kirby re-visits our pre-decimalisation currency of pounds, shillings, and pence — and reveals the model for Britannia whose " ... cloak stands out as if windswept."

Graham Kirby, August 2020.