ODES (Oxford & District Esperanto Society) invites everyone to an afternoon meeting 12.30 to 6.00 pm
In an elegant high school, a little outside the town centre of Oxford, but easily reached by car from the ring road, and from the town centre by bus. Free parking. ODES recommends that keen photographers bring their cameras, to capture the beauty of the buildings.
Day charge (to pay for the rent of the room) £2, which includes a cup of tea or coffee twice during the afternoon.
The programme will start at 1 pm, but if you'd like to come earlier and have a communal picnic, bring your own at 12.30.
Afternoon Tea - sandwiches, salad, cake etc. will be provided: payment towards the cost would be appreciated.
The main theme will be Internacia Komunikado. A varied programme has been prepared, but if you have a short item which you would like to share, please inform the president (JB).
For further information or a larger map please contact: (JB) Joyce Bunting 01582 760564 or Junio Miles 0208 428 2829
The school requests NO STILETTO HEELS, PLEASE
Programme for 13th April 2002
12.30 - Arrival - cup of tea or coffee - time to eat you own picnic if you wish.
1.00 - Miscellany of items about International use of Esperanto, for example: Geedzperanto / Korespondado / Universalaj Kongresoj / Kulturo / Afrika Agado / Hobioj.
2.15 - Pause - time to purchase lottery tickets, look at books, start the 'language game' etc.
2.45 - Doctor Marjorie Boulton pensigos nin ( a talk on the theme)
2.45 - same time - Group for Esperanto beginners, or people with grammar problems.
3.30 - Afternoon tea, chat, 'language game', etc.
4.30 - News from the Director of Development
Entertainment etc.: Lottery (with surprises) : Answers to 'language game' Items brought by the audience, e.g. sketch, poem, song, story, game Or you will have to suffer the games provided by the president Esperanto-Bingo (not quite as easy as it sounds, but helpful to beginners)
5.45 - Start to tidy the room. Thanks. 6.00pm - Close meeting and leave.
Dinner Oxford is very much a tourist city, and central Oxford has plenty of places to eat or buy a take-away. However, if you need an evening meal before a long journey home (or just for a treat) there are some good eating-places in South Parade itself, and in Banbury Road, very near South Parade (and the High School) with a considerable range of international cuisines : Greek, Italian (2), Chinese (2), French, Moroccan/Mediteranean, 'Yoga' (vegetarian/organic), + pizza, pasta, and pubs... (The Dew Drop Inn) etc.
Reaching St. Edward's High School
By car: You are strongly advised not to go into the centre of Oxford. Stick to the ring road and take the A4144, the Woodstock Road; as you come in the School is very visible on your left.
Arriving by train: Taxis are usually available at the station, but expensive , unless three or four can share.
No. 10 bus (Stagecoach) goes from the station up Woodstock Road. Bus stop SOUTH PARADE is just beyond the School, both being across the road from the stop. Every 15 minutes.
No. 2C or 2D bus (Oxford Bus Company) marked 'Kidlington, Oxford Airport' is more frequent. This goes up Banbury Road. At the far end of the very obvious shopping area, Summertown, stop at SOUTH PARADE. Walk along South Parade and turn left for the School. about 10 minutes walk - less for the athletic!
Arriving by coach: From London, X90 express service runs from Victoria Coach Station on Saturday mornings every 20 minutes. Returns from Oxford every 30 minutes in the evening. Tel: 0207 824 0056 for information
Arrive Gloucester Green Coach Station. Turn your back on the coaches and go through the square with shops. Taxis on the far side, probably frequent, but expensive. Otherwise, continue past the taxis and go through the alley Friar's Entry which will come out into Magdalen Street which is the correct side for your bus stops.
Bus stop no. C1 for buses 2C and 2D (Oxford Bus Company) to Kidlington, see above. Bus stop no. C4 for bus no 6 or 6B (Oxford Bus Company) to Wolvercote, goes direct along Woodstock Road, about every 15 minutes. SOUTH PARADE is the bus stop for the School. Buses may be crowded.
Look forward to seeing you !
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