2020/21/22 TALKS- A Record of the Variety of Topics

DateTitleSpeaker
Jan 30th 2020Spying for the Raj.Bob May
Feb 6th 2020The Medieval/Tudor/Stuart Barber-Surgeon.John Putley
Feb 13th 2020Pearls.Helen Plumb
Feb 20th 2020Gentlemen Clothiers.Professor Jennifer Tann
Feb 27th 2020The Glosters at Waterloo.Andy Meller
Mar 5th 2020The Magic and Mystery of Glenn Miller.Bill King
Mar 12th 2020A colourful trip back to the 19th century with the Magic Lantern.David Bayley
Mar 19th 2020Marc Brunel and Gustav Eiffel.Nigel Thompson
Mar 26th 2020Who do you think I am? An unusual family.Duccio Leoni
Apr 2nd 2020Neville Chamberlin and his family.Ms. S Humphreys
Apr 9th 2020The Battle of Jutland and the War at Sea.Malcolm Lomas
Apr 16th 2020The English Civil War in The Cotswolds.Dr J. Paddock
Apr 23rd 2020Atkyn’s Gloucestershire- the County’s landscape 300 years ago.Alan Pilbeam
Apr 30th 2020Annual General Meeting.
NEW PROBUS YEAR
July 1stWorld Water Movement (Zoom)Nick Humphris
July 8thHave you seen my little Rubber Ducky? (Zoom)Ken Allerton
July 15thA Naval Officer’s Diary (China 1929-31) (Zoom)Peter Covey-Crump
July 22ndCharlie Chaplin (Part 2 – Later Life) (Zoom)Paul Murphy
July 29thThe Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt (Zoom)Nigel Thompson
Aug 5thThe History of the RNLI (Zoom)Fraser Gunn
Aug 12thHearing Dogs for Deaf People (Zoom)John Palmer
Aug 19thBees and Things (Zoom)Brian Bertram
Aug 26thThe Life and Times of Isaac Newton (Zoom)Tom Klob
Sept 2ndA Decade in Gascogne (Zoom)John Clark
Sept 9th Politics, Philosophy & Poohsticks (Zoom)Mike Aggleton
Sept 16th Summer Lunch at the Greenway Hotel
Sept 16thZoom meeting to discuss return to the Stanton RoomsKeith Douglas
Oct 14thFarms and Farmers – A history of one farm from Historical Documents (Zoom)Dr Alan Wadsworth
Oct 21stExploring Northern Spain and Portugal (Zoom)Nigel Thompson
Oct 28th Do as I say NOT as I Do (Zoom) Followed by optional Pub lunchMike Warburton
Nov 4thAncient WoodlandsJohn Heathcott
Nov 11thThe Galapagos IslandsArthur Ball
Nov 18thEdgar WallacePaul Murphy
Nov 18thThe Gunpowder PlotDr Tim Brain
Dec 2ndCheltenham History through PostcardsPhil Collins
Dec 9thChristmas Lunch – Lillybrook Golf Club
2022
Jan 6thZoom -The Magic of GlassBob King
Jan 13th Zoom – Gloucester DocksTony Condor
Jan 20thZoom – Hugo Eckener – Master of AirshipsBarry Dent
Jan 27thZoom -Drainpipe Trousers to Rock n’RollGraham Sutherland
Feb 3rdRETURN TO STANTON ROOMS
Feb 3rdThe Great Exhibition of 1851Robert Avery
Feb 10thBorneo, Mountains, Wildlife and White WaterEric Moore
Feb17thCOP26 and avoiding Climate CatastropheDavid Terry
Feb 24thThe Edison Phonograph – How Sound recordings beganDavid Bayley
March 3rdA Brief History of Popular MusicNigel Thompson
March 10thThe Severn Bridge DisasterPaul Barnett
March 17thAmerica and the Second World WarClive Boyd
March 24thRound the World in 80 ImagesPeter Berry
March 31stSometimes they get it WrongPeter Petrie
April 7thThe Roman Invasion of BritainDr Tim Brain
April 14thSacha Jungle Lodge – EcuadorArthur Bell
April 21stNurse Edith CavellMike Bottomley
April 28thAGM with Coffee
May 5thChairman’s Lunch – Lillybrook Golf Club
May 12thRiver, Mountains and Desert – A Syrian JourneyGill Suttle
May 19thThe History of Swindon VillageBarry Simon
May 26thOliver CromwellCelia Mason
June 2nd
June 9thRorkes DriftPaul Barnett
June 16thRussian traditionsMarsha Lees
June 23rdThe History and Development of JazzJohn Beckingham
June 30thGarden LorePam Slater
July 7thUkrainePeter Covey-Crump
July 14thMy Visit to No 10Bob Macavoy
July 21stLost Railways in GloucestershireDavid Aldred
July 28thThe Cruel SeaPeter Petrie
Aug 4thAviation in WW1Sally Ferrers
Aug 11thSheep farming in GloucestershireSue Andrews
Aug 18thThe Glosters at WaterlooAndrew Meller
Aug 25thI was sacked by Local GovernmentTerry Anderson
Sept 1stEGM – Chairman Rod Davies
Sept 8thPub Lunch – The LangtonTerry Anderson
Sept 22ndAdenDavid Lees
Oct 6thThe Rise and Fall of the English Country HouseJohn Hancock
Oct 13thMy Years as an Artist in Formula OneDoug Eyre
Oct 20thMagic Lantern Show on the History of the TitanicPatrick Furley
Oct 27thAbbeyfieldsMike Beacon
Nov 3rdNaples = the Beauty and the BeastPam Holland
Nov 10thSahara MarathonCelia Hargrave
Nov 17thMade in the CotswoldsJim Cooper
Nov 24thBridgewater CarnivalMike Aggleton
Dec 1stMy Time in the BBC and involvement with top GearKen Pollock
Dec 8thChristmas Lunch