The talk will be given by:- Callum Russell Callum is an experienced speaker on behalf of “Sight for Surrey” and is totally blind himself. “ Sight for Surrey” provide highly specialist support for people with sensory loss in Surrey. A large part of their life changing work depends on voluntary donations, which makes all the… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Sight for Surrey
In addition to our monthly meetings, each with an interesting talk, we offer many different events, outings and holidays that you might like to come along on. Click on the event title to see the event detail.
The talk will be given by:- Geof Roles "Notorious Soho" At the September meeting, Geoff will introduce us to some of the "highs and lows" in the history of "Notorious Soho". Geoff spent his professional life in the building industry. He was involved with many projects in the City of London and in the London… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Notorious Soho
The talk will be given by:- Michael Gilbert "Exploring London through the Seventeenth Century" The talk will detail life as it was in the seventeenth century from both a Social and Historical viewpoint, bringing old London back to life.
The talk will be given by:- Mike King "The Sacred Art of Bodging" Mike has a long standing love of “Do it Yourself” and will give an entertaining talk on the subject, together with some of his experiences over the years.
The talk will be given by:- Andrew Baker "Political Correctness, Woke and the Cultural Wars. The New Insanity." Andrew is a fluent, engaging and entertaining speaker with a particular interest in social, cultural and political change since the First World War. He is a regular and highly acclaimed cruise ship lecturer and also gives lectures… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Political Correctness, Woke and the Cultural Wars. The New Insanity.
The talk will be given by:- Graham Horn "Climbing Kilimanjaro" We are familiar with the iconic view across the African Plains of the highest free standing mountain in the world but what about scenery and flora on the mountain and what it is like to stand at the top. With Pictures and stories. Graham is… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Climbing Kilimanjaro
The talk will be given by:- Russell Bowes "Say it with Poison" Down in the garden, something deadly lurks. Several people who stood between the gardener and a large inheritance have died horribly. Could it be that they have all been poisoned with the plants and flowers that grow there? Many have been used throughout… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Say it with Poison
The talk will be given by:- Dr. David T. Jones "How the Rainforest Works" Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse and complex habitats on the planet. Only around 5% of Earth’s land surface is rainforest – but about half of all animal and plant species live there! According to National Geographic a quarter of ingredients in modern… Read More »Monthly Meeting – How the Rainforest Works
The talk will be given by:- Paul Whittle "Steaming On!" Britain's Heritage Railways - A wide-ranging, colourful look at some of the country's best revived railways, their beautifully restored stations, carriages and old steam locomotives. Plus a look behind the scenes at some of the many volunteers who help to recreate rail travel from a… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Steaming On!
The talk will be given by:- Simon Waterfield "The Agincourt Archer" The story covers the archer’s journey to join the army; along the way he meets Chaucer and the pilgrims on the way to Canterbury. Spoken and acted in a way to include the audience in his reminiscence, the archer tells of his experiences at… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The Agincourt Archer
The talk will be given by:- Sharon Wright "Pluck, Luck and Parachutes" Edwardian skydivers Lily Cove and Dolly Shepherd were among the brave breed of women who made a living leaping from balloons and floating to earth by parachute, to the wild delight of the crowds that gathered to watch. Except it didn’t always happen… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Pluck, Luck and Parachutes
The talk will be given by:- Melanie Gibson-Barton "Murder, Madness and Mayhem (The Belgian Royal Family)" For a monarchy that has only been in existence since independence in 1830, be assured there’s lots to tell. Explore, too, their links with the British Royal Family. Melanie has delivered talks to an enormous variety of groups of… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Murder, Madness and Mayhem (The Belgian Royal Family)