Woodstock Literature Society

Welcome to our home page.

Woodstock Literature Society has now completed its eighth successful year. Our very varied programme for 2017 is now on the website and is as exciting as ever!

 See our Constitution at the bottom of this page.


    Our programme for 2017 gives full details of all our talks and information about our speakers. We are sure you will find the programme very good value for money. As usual we are pleased to welcome guests to all our talks.

lease to consult your society's website before each talk just in case there are last minute changes to the programme. This is very rare but is occasionally unavoidable.

    There is no prior booking for guest tickets. For details of speakers and venues please consult each individual entry on the 2017 Programme page.
Prices for each venue are detailed below.    You can email us from this site with your queries and comments, whether about specific events or about membership in general.

    Do consult the Announcements Page where news of members' activities, websites and changes are posted. It is updated regularly. 

Recent posts: (see Announcements Page for full details):


    You can follow us on Twitter: @LitWoodstock where any last minute changes will also be announced.

    For reviews of previous talks to see what you have missed or just to see what someone else's view of the talk was, just click on the Reviews page in the sidebar.

    The WLS is a local non-profit organisation (which ensures a  good value subscription rate) founded in 2009. There is a bar before and after our evening events, and our  afternoon meetings are followed by tea and home-made cakes. We do hope that members will stay afterwards to meet the  speakers and each other.  Every year we hold a coffee  morning to welcome new members and continuing ones.  We always value your suggestions for future programmes and
recommendations for reading or speakers from members.

    The WLS would like to thank Princeton University Press and  the Woodstock Bookshop for their kind support.

Stop Press concerning entry to future talks:   

    In view of the restrictions on numbers in certain venues (Fire Regulations) the Committee has decided on a system of preferential entry for members of the WLS up to ten minutes before the start.  Unaccompanied visitors will be admitted in the final ten minutes if there is sufficient seating.  Visitors accompanied by a member may enter with the member.

    The purpose is to ensure that members are always able to gain access to any talk they have selected to attend.  So, if you are a current member and wish to be certain of a seat please arrive more than ten minutes beforehand.

    Members and visitors will understand that we really cannot ignore fire regulations as that would pose a public risk, however much we regret the very few occasions when some visitors cannot attend the talk.

 Please post your membership subscription for £22 cheque to our Membership Secretary, Steph Bliss, at 6, Parkside, Woodstock, OX20 1UR if you have still not done so.

How to contact members of the 2016 Committee:
Chair:  Linda Glees  01993 813009

Vice Chair:  Angela Marshall  01993 811302

Treasurer: Steven Bliss

Committee Secretary: Dinah Adams

Membership Secretary:  Stephanie Bliss

Web-master:  Graham Bishop

Members:       Caroline Priday,
                       Julia Johnson,
                       Margaret Croucher                     

                       Sandra Noble
                       Anna Marnham

Annual subscription: £22.00  Free admission to under-18s

Guest tickets: (At the door only. Inclusive of afternoon tea.) £7.00 at the Woodstock Town Hall and Museum; £4.00 at the Woodstock Library.  

Subscriptions can be sent to the Membership Secretary: Stephanie Bliss at 6, Parkside, Woodstock, OX20 1UR; cheques for £22.00 payable to 'The Woodstock Literature Society'

For membership inquiries: email us

Please be aware that parking can be difficult in Woodstock, especially on Saturday afternoons.   See below for help.