Clubs & Societies

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Women's Institute

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President: Sue Melling President 2019.
The W.I. is the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The ideals of the Women's Institute are truth, justice, tolerance and friendship.The W.I. exists to educate women to enable them to provide an effective role in the community, to expand their horizons and to develop and pass on important skills.We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Southmoor Village Hall at 7.30 pm.For further information, and our programme for the next year visit FaceBookWe look forward to welcoming new members and visitors. 
Clubs - drama

Kingston Bagpuize Drama Group

The Drama Group performs plays for the local community in the village hall. It also enters plays for the county drama festivals. We meet most Tuesdays in the Church Room, St John the Baptist Church, Kingston Bagpuize, at 7.30pm.Visit the Drama Group website for more information.We've uploaded a huge batch of pictures from some of our old productions. They can be found  by visiting Previous Productions above.


Clubs - gardeningSouthmoor and Kingston Bagpuize Gardening Club

The Gardening Club is for everyone who takes pleasure in seeing plants grow and thrive. Some members have greener fingers than others, but don't feel that you have to be a good gardener to join. The club is for all ages, and reluctant or enthusiastic gardeners alike.What do we get up to?
  • Monthly talks on a wide variety of gardening related topics. These are held at the Village Hall, 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm), except August, July and December. Visitors very welcome!
  • Parties in July and December (contact us for more info)
  • Visits to local gardens and places of interest (e.g. Worcester College garden)
  • Annual plant sale at the Church Fete – and look out for others!
  • Practical workshops
  • The Village Show in September - you can enter your flowers, produce, cookery or crafts (see show schedule for categories), or just come along for an entertaining afternoon for the whole family

Contact: Sharon Cooper (Chair), email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For further information or to download a Show Schedule visit our website

Clubs - history

Longworth & District History Society

What are we about?

Our society's activities revolve around researching the history of  Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor [Draycott Moor], Longworth & Hinton Waldrist parishes, now in the County of Oxfordshire, England.

We hold an archive of researched material consisting of local, community and family history.

Who are we?

We meet monthly. Indoor meetings are at 7.30pm on the third Thursday of the month in Southmoor Village Hall when we have evenings with an invited speaker who generally talks on a topic of very local interest, with powerpoint presentations.  We also have outings in the summer. Everyone is welcome.  Annual membership is £15.  Or come and see what we are about -  visitors pay just £4 per evening. You will be made very welcome. Bar available. .

Contact: Pam Woodward 01865 820500

2024 Programme of talks in the Village Hall


18 January – Simon Wenham “Living the Lexicon”

James Murray and the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.


15 FebruaryNick Millea “From Agas to O.S.:  Oxford’s changing townscape in old maps and new”


21 MarchPaul Whitton “Mary de Bohun:  Royal Lady of Hinton”


18 April – Tim Healey “Pagans and Puritans.”  The story of May Morning in Oxford


16 May – Owen Green “The Life and Legacy of William ‘Strata’ Smith:  it all started in Oxfordshire”


20 June – tbc



18 July – tbc


19 SeptemberAntonia Keaney “Passion for

Fashion” brings an amusing look at some of the clothes, underclothes, shoes and accessories worn by many of the more colourful characters in Blenheim Palace’s 300-year history


17 OctoberKatharina Ulmschneider “The

Ashmolean Tang Camel”.  This camel serves as a symbol of the Silk Road.  And it is a camel

with history!!


21 NovemberSarah Somerville “A Guide’s

Guide:  working in historic houses in the 21st  century” – never a dull moment as we will discover!


5 DecemberSean Callery “Christmas in the








Apple Quilters

Apple Quilters

Contact: Mrs Carol Mowat - tel. 01367 820336 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We are a Patchwork and Quilting group of mixed knowledge and ability.  You are free to take part in as much or as little as you wish; the main thing is to enjoy the group. We meet in the Swallow Room of the Village Hall on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month except August from 9.30 am until 12.30, and have a varied programme of workshops and discussions.

Visit the Quilters' Guild website for background information.