The Talks programme for the 2017/18 season is listed below, after some basic information.
Note that for the foreseeable future, our talks will be given at:
St Andrew's Church Centre
There is a car park here and so parking should not be a problem. The Chapel has its entrance facing Roger's Lane.
Day & Time
2nd Friday of the month Sep - Jun, 7.30pm.
(except for our Christmas event in December, and where the 2nd Friday clashes with Good Friday).
Talks are free to members and £2 to visitors.
To get an idea of the range of talks we hear, Click here to see our previous talks.
Talks programme for the 2017/18 season are listed below.
Fri 8 Sep 2017, 7:30pm: Swan Support Wendy Hermon
As Wendy had to cancel last year, she’s back to tell us how they manage to look after the beautiful swans.
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7:30pm: Barnes Wallis’s Amazing Career Hugh Granger
The story of the designer of R100 airship, the Wellington bomber, Tallboy, also Bouncing Bombs and Swing-Wing aircraft.
Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:30pm: Isambard Kingdom Brunel David Richards
An insight into his family life, and a look at his notable projects in civil engineering, railways and shipping.
Saturday 2 Dec 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm. Christmas Social event, Hastings Room, St. Andrew's Church Centre, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4LN.
Food, Quizzes and Raffles.
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 7:30pm: The lesser-known Grand Houses of South Bucks Mike Dewey
We don’t know which houses he will pick so come along and be surprised with us.
Fri 9 Feb 2018, 7:30pm: Gutsy Women Colin Oakes
A History of Women’s Achievements in London.
Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7:30pm: The New Camelot - Edward III’s Windsor Castle Barbara Askew
We'll hear how Edward III set out to transform Windsor Castle from a battle-scarred fortress into a splendid fortified palace.
Fri 13 Apr 2018, 7:30pm: Bacon & Bagels Jeff Rozelaar
An autobiographical account of post war East End.
Fri 11 May 2018, 7:30pm: History of Four Georges Jamie Carter
Jamie has researched and followed the lives of several historical royal figures and for this talk will give us an insight in to the lives of four of the King Georges.
Fri 8 Jun 2018, 7:30pm: AGM followed by a talk: And the wall came tumbling down by Marian Payne
"I was fascinated by the news of the fall of the Berlin Wall and wished I could take off immediately for Berlin. The first opportunity I had to have a look was in February 1990 and this is what I saw and experienced."