KWACS Programme

Our meetings are held in St Mary’s Church, Kirtlington, on Wednesdays at 7.45pm.

Talks & Events 2017/18

Wednesday 4th October
The History and Wildlife of RSPB Otmoor
Speaker: Gary Smith is the warden at the Otmoor RSPB reserve

Saturday 21st October
Together with the Islip group, we have arranged a visit to the apple orchard at Wytham as a follow up to our visit in the spring, again hosted by Barrie Juniper.

Wednesday 1st November
The Strange Origins of the English Apple
Speaker: Barrie Juniper from Wytham orchard

Sunday 19th November 
Following the October talk, we have arranged an afternoon visit to the Otmoor reserve, which hopefully will culminate in watching the starlings’ ‘murmurate’.

6th December
The Wildlife of the Scottish Borders
Speaker: former chairman of KWACS, Paul Bullock, who will talk about his personal experiences


10th January
Members Meeting – update on KWACS activities, including otters, hedgehogs, the pond, the quarry and the churchyard

7th February
The Biodiversity of Canals and Rivers
Speaker: Sonny King, representative of the Canal and River Trust

7th March
Deer: A Conservationist’s Friend or Foe?
Speaker: Nigel Fisher is the Conservator of the University’s Wytham Woods

4th April
AGM (start at 7:30pm) – Life in the Trees
Speaker: Ben Jones is the Curator of Harcourt Arboretum


Look out for our colourful posters around the village publicising each talk. Here is a small gallery of examples of previous talks:



Previous Programmes