Welcome to the Oxford Branch.
Our meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of the month, from 2 to 4.45. Meetings are held at the West Oxford Community Centre in Botley. See the venue page for directions. All music is provided – please bring your recorders and a music stand.

Meetings are free to members and to first time visitors – so do come along and try us out.
Annual subscriptions are £48 for individuals, £70 for families and £20 if you are under 30 or a full-time student. If you join the Oxford branch you enjoy reciprocal membership with the North Cotswold branch. Non-members pay £5 per meeting after the first.
You can download a membership application in Word or pdf, and also a gift aid form.

We welcome members and visitors of any age, including children and young people, in accordance with our safeguarding policy.


There is information about the music played at past meetings on the programme archive page.


26th January 2.00 – 4.45 John Hawkes  
16th February 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
16th March 10 – 4.45 Adam Dopadlik Playing Day
20th April 2.00 – 4.45 Harriet Oliver  
18th May 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
15th June 2.00 – 4.45 Ann and Steve Marshall  
20th July 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
21st September 2.00 – 4.45 Debbie Nicholas  
19th October 2.00 – 4.45 John Hawkes AGM
9th November 10.30 – 4.45 Moira Usher Conducting Workshop (Level 1)
Details and application form
16th November 2.00 – 4.45 Dick Little  
14th December 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt and members Note: 2nd Saturday


11th January 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt Note: 2nd Saturday
15th February 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
28th March 10 – 4.45 Sarah Whomersley Playing Day
Note: 4th Saturday
18th April 2.00 – 4.45 John Hawkes  
16th May 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
20th June 2.00 – 4.45 Judith Schmidt  
18th July 2.00 – 4.45 tba  


Chair Tina Friedrich 07531 374761 tinaatferner-onlinedotde
Musical Director Judith Schmidt    judschmatmedotcom
Secretary Helga Bogisch-Francis 01189 463928  oxfordatsrpdotorgdotuk
Treasurer Anthony Hall 07779 255147  oxfordatsrpdotorgdotuk
Committee Madeline Haslewood, Rebecca Huxley, Simon Mollison, Frances Thompson


The branch has a library of music that members can borrow. See the Music page for information about this and for other sources of music.


The branch has some recorders available on loan. See the Instruments page for information about these and recorder sales and repairs.

Other Activities

As well as our monthly meetings, members meet in Oxford and Upper Basildon to play one-to-a-part. Please contact the treasurer or secretary if you are interested.

There is a group that meets weekly on Thursday mornings in Wallingford: contact the secretary or treasurer for details.

The Windrush Recorder Ensemble rehearses in Cassington one Sunday a month and gives one or two concerts each year. Please contact the Musical Director if you are interested in joining.

Last updated 17 September 2019