The committee has agreed that this site is to be replaced by a new site https://ousswfrance.wordpress.com, based on the Alumni Office template. The content on this site is being migrated and will go live formally on 1st May. New posts after April 13 will be on this new site only. Members will be invited to the […]
Our member Piers Killeen has organised another stunning festival at his château. Sainte-Mère Festival 2017 Booking is now open – for fabulous chamber music with some of the finest young string players in Europe: Saturday 19 Aug 18h00 Sainte-Mère ~ In the Château Participation 32 € Haydn The Emperor Quartet Op.76 No.3 Maconchy Quartet No.3 Dvorak […]
Josephine and Tom Malcolm wrote to us: We are delighted to inform clubs and associations that we are now conducting guided visits in English at the Chateau de la Mercerie. Response from visitors so far is very enthusiastic about this Chateau which is being rescued by the hard work of the local community and a […]
Marion writes: At “L’Abricotier” in Saint Macaire, we enjoyed an excellent three course lunch, really home-cooked too, for 23€. Very pleasant surroundings : and a quietly stylish service. The lower dining-room opens onto a pretty garden, and there is a large outside terrace for summer eating under the shade of mulberry trees. The owners-chef have been there for […]
I bought this on Kindle thinking it would be a complement to the excellent The Bonjour Effect, I’m sure some of our more intellectual members would enjoy it, but for me it was too history-based, philosophy-heavy and dull.
Recently we obtained a fresh list of Oxonians with postal addresses in our area of SW France and sent out a mail to those names which were new to us. So far the response has been fantastic – both in numbers and the enthusiasm expressed – so, welcome to our corner of the diaspora! More […]
Marion writes: It is with great sadness that we have to announce the recent death of our friend and Branch Treasurer, Richard O’Neill. He would have been seventy-five on the 2nd of October. A founder member of OUS Southwest France, Richard rarely missed a committee meeting, and was as meticulous in the planning of events […]
Our first book review on the site: many thanks to OUS SW France member, Fiona McKenzie. The book was offered to Marion for review by the publishers Duckworth. Review – The Bonjour Effect By Julie Barlow & Jean-Benoit Nadeau Published by Duckworth Overlook, July 2016 The Bonjour Effect by the husband and wife team of […]
The 2016 AGM took place on Friday 2nd September near Agen. A report has been sent as a newsletter to all members. Please contact us if you have not received it. During our discussions, some of our conjoints and guests enjoyed the visit to Sérignac-sur-Garonne and its spiral church tower, unique in France.
Our chairman has addressed this letter to all members. Any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, from members only please. Oxford University Society SW France Branch; the future. Dear OUS Member, I am writing to you, the members, after your Committee met recently. We have reached the conclusion that the Branch is at a crossroads. Attempts to organise regular […]