2018 Talks and Speakers

  Date Talk Speaker
  Jan 5th QUIZ Andy Bernard
  Jan 12th Desert Island Discs Simon Colbeck
  Jan 19th AGM None – AGM
  Jan 26th Cirencester Baptist Church
Vicar does stand up.
40 minutes of humour telling of my journey to becoming a vicar.
Pastor Matt Frost
  Feb 2nd Amusing & amazing moments when dealing with disasters
David Head
  Feb 9th Marie-Claire: Resistance Heroine Peter Seymour
  Feb 16th Eric Liddell – running the race Rev Robert Draycott
  Feb 23rd Cliff Hilditch
  March 2nd No meeting (snow)
  March 9th Lionel Hook and Sons  Barry Harrison
  March 16th The River Thames Part 2 – from Lechlade to Teddington Lock
Taster Morning 
Brian Draper
  March 23rd Whats in a name?—Development of British Surnames Dennis Harvey
  April 6th Abbeyfield (COFFEE MORNING in Watermoor Church Hall) Mike Beacon
  April 13th Image result  The Dyson Design Process  Peter Sclare
  April 20th Global Warming – Fact or Fiction? Ken Ingamells
  April 27th  100 years of the RAF
  May 4th Around the World in 80 Images. A circumnavigation of the Globe, showing locations you may know….and possibly some you are not familiar with…..but always with a different or non-conventional viewpoint!
…..Hang on to your seat…..
Peter Berry,  photographer, and worldwide traveller. 
  May 11th Two Scottish Battles
This covers Dunbar 1650 and the final battle of Worcester, 1651, in which many Scottsmen lost their lives, for the young Charles the Second. She will involve the audience in the fate of two young brothers who actually lived, who fought for the Stuart cause.
Celia Mason
  May 18th Fun With a G-String
SPRING LUNCH at Royal Agricultural University
Phil Collins
  May 25th Society to Establish a Minister for Men Swayne O’Pie
  June 1st Great Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories Rev Dr. Nicholas Henderson
  June 8th H H Martyn James Rendell
  June 15th The Development of the Helicopter Wg Cdr Chris Reid
  June 22nd  Radio and TV Hoaxes Mike Aggleton
  June 29th Rodgers and Hammerstein Malc Lewis
  July 6th PG Wodehouse and his world of golf and other sports John Hodgson
  July 13th Queen Victoria – a life in portraits Gillian White
  July 20th BBC Reporter and his role in Gloucestershire PCC Chris Bierley
  July 27th Industrial Revolution, Part 2 Nigel Thompson
  Aug 3rd Bits and Pieces Percy Campbell, Alan Crook, Cliff Hilditch, Denis Spindler
  Aug 10th Kim Philby Robert Skelt
  Aug 17th  History of The Corinium Players Sandra Dukes
  Aug 24th The Incomparable Tommy Cooper Geoff Roffe
  Aug 31st World Scout Jamboree 2019 Terry Hardie
  Sept 7th Changing Faces Tom Kolb
  Sept 14th The MP’s expenses scandal and other skulduggery in high places   Mike Warburton
  Sept 21st Dad’s Underground Army Bill King
  Sept 28th Cheltenham in Picture Postcards Phil Collins
  Oct 5th NO MEETING – Visit to Aerospace Bristol
  Oct 12th NO MEETING
  Oct 19th RAF Operations in Operation Corporate Peter Seymour
  Oct 26th The Lower Furness Peninsula Tom Constant
  Nov 2nd The National Trust Barbara Cooper
  Nov 9th Gemmologist Helen Plumb
  Nov 16th Aftermath – The Peace 1919-1939 Bill King
  Nov 23rd  Antarctica Roger Scott
  Nov 30th Arctic Convoy – Unavoidably cancelled
David Head
  Dec 7th No meeting- Christmas Lunch
 THURSDAY Dec 13th Carol Concert at Chedworth
  Dec 21st No meeting. LUNCH AT PIAZZA FONTANA
  Dec 28th No meeting