Rotary Scholars

At our evening meeting we listened to two Rotary Scholars. Arthur Laudrain from Vannes in France told us about his DPhil research into cyber security. After breakout groups for fellowship, we listened to Rahel Warnatsch from Cologne in Germany. She is studying child development and education. Arthur and Rahel then answered lots of questions from Club members.

January 27th 2021

Zooming across EU

We have now had joint meetings with our partner clubs in Simmern, Germany and Lyon Nord, France. The photo shows us last night with our friends from Lyon discussing past and potential future humanitarian projects. The photo shows us last night with our friends from Lyon discussing past and potential future humanitarian projects. Apologies that, with close to 60 participants, some are missing from this screenshot.

November 25th 2020


Today the Club had its first meeting of the new year under the able leadership of our new President, Graham Shelton.  36 members used Zoom to listen to an informative talk about the writer G K Chesterton by Rev David Pickering, guest of Ron Barnes.

July 1st 2020

Handover meeting 

Handover meeting between incoming president Graham and Paul was held at Church Farm on Tuesday lunchtime. As we had to keep our social distancing, 2m or 1m, the handover was held outdoors using a long pole. Only a few members were present and the jewel should have slid down the pole ( and didn't! ).

However the champagne was enjoyed and we all got home safely!

June 23rd 2020

£5000 handover to Parkinson UK

We usually hand over cheques to our charities in person at our club meetings. However this year is exceptional and Martin Cowell has digitally passed over our cheque to Sally at Parkinson UK through the ether. It's magic!


June 10, 2020

Our first Zoom AGM

Most of our members joined in our AGM, the first using Zoom.  President Paul chaired it as we went through all the reports and elected our Council for 2020-21.

May 13, 2020

Economics and Development

Ben Brunckhurst, a Global Grant Scholar from Brisbane with a background in engineering and economics gave us an excellent talk about his passion: the development of Sub-Saharan Africa.  As a step towards his goal of helping African nations, he is studying for a MSc in the Department of International Development at Oxford University. What a great ambassador for Rotary International!

February 19, 2020

Burns Night

The Club celebrated the great Scottish poet Robbie Burns with a traditional supper in Cumnor Old School. 

A great time was had by all, with grateful thanks to the team who cooked, served and cleared up afterwards!

January 29, 2020

Oxfordshire Big Band Concert

Almost 200 people at Exeter Hall were thrilled by the music of the
Oxfordshire Youth Big Band, with many taking to the floor
dancing to the sounds of Glenn Miller classics and a wide range of music,
coming right up-to-date with the songs of the fabulous Amy Winehouse.
At the end of a wonderful evening, £1000 had been raised for each of  our two charities: a generous benefactor later increased this by 50%

January 25, 2020

'Youth Speaks' debate held at Wychwood School

'Youth Speaks' debate for Intermediate (11-14 yr old) and Senior (14-18 yr old). The picture shows the senior winners Wychwood School D who go through to the zone final on 13th February. The intermediate winners were Matthew Arnold School B who take on winners in other areas on 8th February. Congratulations to all who took part.

January 16, 2020


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