“Two bars of chocolate a day can slash the risk of heart attack and stroke…really?” by Dr. Lynda Ware Lynda explores the relevance of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) in everyday health decisions. She explores what EBM is all about and why it is important. Examples include where disasters have happened through lack of evidence and how… Read More »Monthly Meeting
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.
"Royal Parks and Palaces on the Thames" by Alan Blower Alan is a qualified City of Westminster Tour Guide and has recently converted a series of walks in Westminster into a virtual format The tour will include a guide through the Royal Parks and Palaces, highlighting the historical connections of the magnificent palaces and houses.… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Royal Parks and Palaces on the Thames
"The changing World of Broadcast Media" by Patricia Mitchinson Patricia takes a satirical look at the changing world of broadcast media and technology and poses the question “real” or “fake” news -- are we up to the challenge?
The talk will be given by Peter Vardy from The National Memorial Arboretum "The National Memorial Arboretum" For those of you who have not visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire the speaker will pass on to you the wonder of this memorial and how it was established and how it is organised. You will definitely want… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The National Memorial Arboretum
"AGM / England’s Greatest Magician by Ian Keable" We will first hold our brief AGM which will be followed by the the talk. David Devant was the first President of The Magic Circle, the first magician to be booked on a Royal Variety Show and the second person to publicly show animated films in this… Read More »Monthly Meeting – AGM + England’s Greatest Magician
The talk will be given by:- Jane Turner "The Watts Gallery - Artists' Village" Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. Discover stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture in the historic Watts Gallery before treating yourself to lunch or a cream tea in the Tea Shop.… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The Watts Gallery – The Artists’ Village
The talk will be given by:- Siobhan Clarke "The House of Romanov" During 1917, violent revolutions tore Russia apart, overturned the monarchy of Tsar Nicholas II and set in place a communist regime. This talk will cover the tragic series of events that led to the murder of the Russian Imperial Family at Ekaterinburg in… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The House of Romanov
The talk will be given by:- Yvonne Saunders "Canine Partners" Our assistance dogs are trained to meet the needs of individuals with even the most complex physical disabilities. We currently help adults aged 18 and over (both civilians and former service personnel) who have a physical disability or condition that affects their daily life and… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Canine Partners
The talk will be given by:- Paul Barwick "The White Mouse" “The White Mouse” tells the story of WW2 spy Nancy Wake. A remarkable woman who lived with the daily threat of death for almost 5 years to help shorten the war for the allies. Her incredible courage and strength of purpose is an awe-inspiring… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The White Mouse
The talk will be given by:- Paul Whittle "The Malta Story" A tiny island which for centuries has exerted a huge influence over the Mediterranean region. The talk includes the Great Siege by the Turks in 1565, and the much longer siege by the Italians and Germans in WW2. We see why Rommel described Malta… Read More »Monthly Meeting – The Malta Story
The talk will be given by:- Prof David Phillips CBE FRS "Chemical Composition in the Atmosphere and Climate Change" The Talk will cover understandable and proven facts on Climate Change and how it is affecting the Planet. David is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London. David is also Past-President of… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Chemical Composition in the Atmosphere and Climate Change
The talk will be given by:- John De Ronde "Tanzania and the Kilimanjaro Region ABC Dreams" Currently swinging between London and Tanzania, I came to Tanzania originally on a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) expedition in September 2007. I was assigned to the Marangu Teachers Training College, perched on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, to train staff… Read More »Monthly Meeting – Tanzania and the Kilimanjaro Region – ABC Dreams