COCCL (Child Okeford Centre for Care and Learning)

Child Okeford Centre for Care and Learning  (COCCL).


Christine Downer
Sandra Abbott
Rosemary Blundell


 Kate Mather
Contact Number 01258 860931


COCCL is a registered charity committed to life-long learning for all ages, together with The Ark Pre-School Nursery and St. Nicholas’ Primary School.

Each winter, we hold informal monthly talks with invited speakers, covering a wide range of interests. Everyone is very welcome. Any surplus funds we have at the year- end are donated to good causes.

Past speakers have include Lord (Julian ) Fellowes (screenwriter and author), Colonel John Blashford-Snell (explorer),  Paul Atterbury (antique expert), Julian Richards (archaeologist), Simon King (wildlife photographer and TV presenter), Jubilate (music and song ) and Jennie Spiers (Art Historian). Speakers on more local topics are also very popular.

Readers will be well aware of the current COVID restrictions on public gatherings and the use of public spaces. We regret that, in these circumstances, COCCL will be unable to present any talks this coming winter.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and , of course, our many splendid speakers. The future remains a mystery but we will let you know when, and if, the Winter Talks may resume.

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