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:

The Chapel
St Andrew's Church Centre
Roger's Lane
Stoke Poges,

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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.

Previous talks
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."