Child Okeford Centre for Care and Learning (COCCL).
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.