Every Thursday at 9.45am the smell of coffee encourages members to chat with friends and colleagues prior to the weekly talk. The talks now start at the revised time of 10.30

An analysis of our wide-ranging talks since 2008 shows that the three most subjects are – Local Interest, Geography/Travel and History

These were followed by Arts/Entertainment, Business/Economics, Geo Politics, Lifestyle, Natural History, Science/Technology. The least frequent were Education, Health and Sport.

Future Weekly Meetings – 2024

Mar 7thOn Being a Magistrate Celia HargraveL. Keen
Mar 14thVISIT TO JAVELIN, followed by a lunch -Contact Julian Cox
Mar 21stRugby Union RefereeingSam CollinsMalcolm Lomas
Mar 28thShot at Dawn”: a comparison of military discipline in World War I in the British & French armiesJohn ReidBob Maisey
Apr 4thThe Eagle ComicChris BrownBob May
Apr 11thWalking the Cliff Edge ; from GP Surgery to Prison CellStephen BlakeJohn Mills
Apr 18thThe Vietnam WarTim BrainWilliam Parker
Apr 25thAGM
May 2ndOperation Chastise ; The Dambusters Mission
Paul ShepherdKeith Douglas
May 9thSummer Lunch – Lillybrook Golf ClubKeith Douglas
May 16th Who were the Knights Templar?Gil Gibbons
May 23rdThe NHS – A Jewel in the Nation’s Crown. or a Patient in need of TherapyMartin GowerDavid Rust
May 30thThe James Hopkins TrustCharlene SpackmanEric Schaschke
June 6thNato BriefingJasper StrolerTrevor Seabrook
June 13thThe City of LondonRod BarkerLindsay Raitt
June 20thSnowshill Manor Visit Julian Cox
June 27thMy Life Beyond the LobbyDuccio LeoniRichard Wheatley
July 4thLegacy Fortress for Generations Poppy JonesTBA
July 11thI Worked for the CIA in LiberiaBrain BarberBob Wilson
July 18thFuturists and FuturologyPeter WrightTerry Anderson
July 25thThe Journey of a Lifetime (followed by a Pub Lunch)Patrick HowellHoward Bartlett
Aug 1stFraud Awareness and ProtectionRhiannon ParkerMike Bone
Aug 8th40 Things that you did not Know about Steam TrainsRobert PritchardBasil Butterworth
Aug 15thToday Today – Gone Tomorrow – about Hearing, Tinnitus and BalanceDr David ReedJulian Cox
Aug 22ndRestoration of the Stroudwater CanalBob Toseland Robin Danielli
Aug 29thA Supersonic ExperienceTerry AndersonRod Davis
Sept 6thSummer Quiz
Sept 12thTo Be ArrangedKeith Douglas
Sept 19thThe Science and Side Effects of Sword SwallowingBrian WitcombeGeoff Fox
MacMillianPhilip BowenRob Gwynne
Oct 3rdFrom Queens to GenesPeter PetrieRod Hill
Oct 10thThe Cold War VulcanKeith DouglasTony Hughes
Oct 17thT B C
Laurence Keen
Oct 24thTBC
Ashley Letts
Oct 31stChairman’s Handover followed by Pub Lunch – Possible talk ‘Greek Islands;Mike BoneDuccio Leoni
Nov 7th
Nov 14th
Nov 21 stFighting GlidersAshley Letts
Nov 28th
Dec 5th
Dec 12thChristmas Lunch
Dec 19th&
No Meetings or Talks