Welcome to Region 02 – the South


The Region covers Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. I appreciate that, for many of you, many of the events that we organise are probably inaccessible. However, it is possible to occasionally organise events at the extremities of the area covered. We have two active groups in the Region – one based around Oxford, and led by Colin Reed, and one in the South, which is led by Mike Bechley. For those of you living towards the outer reaches of the Region, you will find a warm welcome in other areas (such as Region 01, London and the South-East), so please do not feel duty-bound to stay within your geographical area. All events that we may organise are advertised in OMEGA, and on the Website, and, if necessary, further details are added in the Local Newsletter which is issued three times each year.

If anyone wishes to form their own contact group, please do not hesitate to let either of the current Local Contacts know, and we will do all we can to help. If any of you wish to organise visits or events, again, please let us know and we will do all we can to assist – perhaps in the form of reduced admission prices for block bookings (although these are not as common as you may imagine).

In the meantime, we will be delighted to meet anyone at our regular coffee mornings and events, as announced on the website.

In an organisation such as AOUG, it is difficult to keep track of changes of address, telephone and e-mail, so on behalf of the AOUG Office staff, we would ask that any changes that you do make are advised to them, so that records can be updated.

Local Contacts:

Oxford and area:

Colin Reed  01235 815548  Mobile 0775 2932 182 (Event days only)


Portsmouth & Area:

Mike Bechley 023 92552087 or Mobile 07812 915458