Play and learn sessions

As well as teaching bridge, I also host a regular weekly supervised play session on Tuesday mornings (9.30am to 1pm). These have now been running for more than a year and are proving increasingly popular – they are a great opportunity to practice what you know in friendly surroundings.  Until the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have shifted these sessions online, using the superb Bridge Base Online website. You can book ahead with the payment buttons in the sidebar of this website or from the weekly emails to anyone who joins the website community.

The sessions are normally held in the village hall at Wytham, a lovely village just off the A34 (a couple of miles to the north east of Oxford). There is plenty of free parking and tea, coffee and refreshments are provided. During each session we bid and play through a series of 24 pre-dealt hands, with friendly expert supervision and advice available at every point. This is a snapshot of the venue, which overlooks the village cricket pitch and across towards Wytham Woods.


If you think you might be interested in coming along, please feel free to send me an email ( The group is growing steadily week by week and although we cannot give a 100% guarantee that there will be space, in practice almost invariably we can accommodate those who just turn up as well. The charge for each session is £15 a head, which includes the pre-dealt hands, expert supervision and Q and A. The preferred method of payment is by bank transfer; details will be provided when you book in advance. Cash on the day is also acceptable. No partner required. Apart from complete beginners, we cater for almost any standard – come along and try us if you are not sure. It is a great chance to meet like-minded people and play some enjoyable bridge.

Wytham location map