Flying Goose

The Flying Goose is Wolvercote’s quarterly magazine with news about local events and issues affecting our community, local history, and information about community groups and activities. Published quarterly, the Flying Goose is delivered free to 3,000 homes in the parish and ward of Wolvercote. Download the June 2020 issue which is only available as an online version due to logistic difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Articles, Community Group Directory and Events Calendar
The Flying Goose is distributed four times a year: in late March, June and September, and early December. The September issue may be returning to print format. Copy deadline is 5 August. To enquire whether space is available for an article, or to notify changes required to the Community Group Directory, contact Stephen Drew at flying.goose.ed@gmail.com; tel: 01865 554352.

To add Events to the  Calendar, contact Nick Buckland at nfandfmbuckland@hotmail.co.uk; tel: 01865 557830.

Advertising

To enquire about advertising, contact Sarah Pepys sarahpepys50@yahoo.co.uk tel: 07931664034

The Name
We chose to call our magazine the “Flying Goose” for several reasons. Geese have been kept on Port Meadow and Goose Green for centuries; the goose is a symbol of the Holy Spirit  in Celtic Christianity; and geese flying in the familiar V-shaped formation are an appropriate image of community co-operation. Travelling in this way, geese are able to fly nearly twice as far as a goose on its own. Each goose takes a turn as the leader whilst the others honk encouragement from behind.

It also made the editorial team smile!