Welcome Back

  Hello and welcome back to the Oxfam Balham blog! My Day as a Volunteer I have recently started here at Oxfam Balham (roughly a month ago) and I am very excited to be taking over the internet realm of Oxfam. A typical volunteer shift is four hours long (10am – 2pm or 2pm –…

March Book Group

Apologies for the late update! This month we’ll be discussing Slowness by Milan Kundera on Wednesday the 25th of March. Tea and coffee will be provided but you fancy something a little stronger, bring your own. We meet at 7.30pm in the shop. We don’t require any commitment so if you don’t fancy this book…

February book group

The next meeting of our book group is going to be on Tuesday the 17th of February in the shop. We’re going to be discussing Burmese Days by George Orwell. Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell’s first novel presents a devastating picture of British colonial rule. It describes corruption and imperial bigotry in…

January book group

We’re skipping December for our regular book group meeting as it seems like everyone is too busy to read so our next meeting is on Wednesday the 21st of January at 7.30pm and we’ll be discussing Mornings In Jenin by Susan Abuldawa which we are reading as part of the One Book, Many Communities initiative which…

November Book Group!

  This month we will be discussing Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck on Wednesday the 19th of November. Of Mice and Men is, of course, a modern classic that most people read in school but it is much more than just something your teachers insist you plough through. It is a touching work about…

October Book Group!

This month we will be discussing The Awakening by Kate Chopin on Wednesday the 22nd of October. “The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and…