A wide range of groups and services are run from St Margaret's Institute. Use the quick find links above to find activities and corresponding website, contact name, email and phone number.

Bookings for family/children’s parties, wedding receptions and other functions are always welcome.

There is also space on a regular basis for small classes and workshops. Please see our BOOK A ROOM page for availability.

Booking Enquiries

Rooms can be booked from as little as £15/session.
For further details see our BOOK A ROOM page and contact the Coordinator, Kate:

stmargaretsinstitute@gmail.com     01865 510560

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Children & youth groups

Monkey Music
For children 6 mths-4 yrs, Thursdays and Fridays
Flick Moorhouse 01235 519 806

Polstead Preschool
For children 2½ - 5 yrs, weekdays
Klara Fergusson 01865 428 586

Exercise & dance groups

Contemporary Dance
Anja Meinhardt 07718 075 199

Oxford Lindy Hoppers
Swing Dance/Hop the Hall

St Mary’s School of Dance  
Pre-school and RAD Ballet
Marian Goodall 01865 553 460

T’ai Chi
Oxford School of Taijiquan & Qigong
Chinese systems of meditation, therapeutic exercise and self defence
Phil and Emma Westlake 07710 768 810

Oxford Balkan Dance Group
Music and dances from across the Balkan peninsula
Sally Humphrey 01865 873 860

Family Karate
Japanese Martial Art
Paul and Natalia Coleman 07956 902 101

exercise and dance groups

Self-help groups

exercise and dance groups

Music and Arts

Cello lessons
Individual cello lessons for adults and children
Johanna Messner 01608 684 504

Northumbrian Pipers
Bellows-blown bagpipes from North East England
Daphne Briggs 01865 310 712

Oxford Ikebana Study Group
Japanese flower arranging
Tameron Chappell 01865 748 365

Suzanne Williams 01865 559 771

Music and ARts

Other Groups

Walton Manor WI
Local branch of the Women's Institute
Gwyn Weatherburn 01865 516241

Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire (ANHSO)
Monthly talks
Christopher Hoskin

Limes Club
Supporting people living with dementia
Jitka Fort 07738 931261 (Mon/Tues)

Long Chen Foundation
Tibetan meditation and teaching weekend courses
Pat Macdonald 01758 703 044

Oxford City Chess Club
Simon King

St Margaret's Community Worker
Film Club and Tea Parties for senior members of the parish.  See EVENTS
Tricia Brant 07776 595 456

Tea and Talks
Monthly talks on a myriad of subjects. See EVENTS
Kay Symons 01865 553 696

Emma Dashwood 07786 488 766
Gabrielle Lees 01865 200 430
Vincent Tan
John Holstead
Kay Tillyer/Jackie Longwell/Sarah Tribe

Other Groups