Below is the planned list of talks for 2023.

Date Talk Speaker
06-Jan-23 Spitzbergen Ken Ingamells
13-Jan-23 Wrecks to Relics – Purton’s Mulberry Blueprint Paul Barnett
20-Jan-23 Eden Revisited Bjorn Watson
27-Jan-23 AGM  
03-Feb-23 Benedict’s rule 53 and the extensive research carried out by I.P. Freely Rev Canon Graham Morris
10-Feb-23 Walk on the Thames Path (Part One) Bill King
17-Feb-23 H-Bombs and Hula Girls Wg Cdr Paul Shepherd
24-Feb-23 The Death of a King Peter Petrie
03-Mar-23 Ostriches and Evolution Dr Brian Bertram
10-Mar-23 Walk on the Thames Path (Part Two) Bill King
17-Mar-23 W G Grace Dr Tim Brain
24-Mar-23 Greenland Ken Ingamells
31-Mar-23 Wag to WoMEC Ray Stockall
07-Apr-23 Good Friday – no meeting  
14-Apr-23 Malc’s World of Music Malc Lewis
21-Apr-23 Spring Lunch  
28-Apr-23 Short Trousers and Greaseproof Paper Bill Irving
05-May-23 The First Spymaster Peter Seymour and David Rose
12-May-23 The Mistresses of Charles II Dr. Chris Scott
19-May-23 Three Men from China Ron Jeffrey
26-May-23 BRIXMIS: Behind the Iron Curtain: An Argyll’s Story of Working in the Military Liaison Mission 1979 – 1981 Hugh McLeod
02-Jun-23 My Photographic Journey Syd Mathews
09-Jun-23 Cider Making in Gloucestershire – from Foxwelps to Firkins Andy Meller
16-Jun-23 The Landscape of the Leach Valley Alan Pilbeam
23-Jun-23 Funerary Monuments: Hidden Gems of World-Class Sculpture in Gloucestershire Churches John Reid
30-Jun-23 Walk on the Thames Path (Part Three) Bill King
07-Jul-23 Views of the Cotswold Way (Coffee Morning) Kate Peake
14-Jul-23 1956 Suez Crisis Wg Cdr Paul Shepherd
21-Jul-23 A Walk to Rome Chris O’Grady
28-Jul-23 Al Bowlly Mike Bottomley
04-Aug-23 Radio & TV Hoaxes Mike Aggleton
11-Aug-23 First Descent of the Grand Canyon Ken Ingamells
18-Aug-23 John Nevil Maskelyne – Gloucestershire’s master of magic and mystery Andy Meller
25-Aug-23 Concorde during development at Filton – 1962 to 1971 Nick Humphris
01-Sep-23 How Close to WWIII (The Cuban Crisis) David Head
08-Sep-23 Microlight adventures, good but not always excellent Rob Cuckow
15-Sep-23 Fraud Protection Danielle Sharples
22-Sep-23 Rout on the Riviera – Exercise Tiger – The Slapton Sands Disaster Paul Barnett
29-Sep-23 Walk on the Thames Path (Part Four ‘Marlow to Runnymede’) Bill King
06-Oct-23 Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Wiltshire Nick Baxter
13-Oct-23 The Flag Man of Warden Hill Alex Adlam
20-Oct-23 Marie Claire: Resistance Heroine. Coffee morning with the partners and guests Peter Seymour
27-Oct-23 Lions Dr Brian Bertram
03-Nov-23 tba  
10-Nov-23 Weaning Ourselves off Fossil Fuels – what it really means for us all Geoff King
17-Nov-23 Sailing the Dream, Part 1  Peter Seymour
24-Nov-23 The Great Train Robbery 1963 Ian Boskett
01-Dec-23 Christmas lunch  
08-Dec-23 Quiz Andy Bernard
15-Dec-23 The World of Magic and a Live Cabaret – coffee morning with the partners and guests Bob King
22-Dec-23 no meeting  
29-Dec-23 no meeting