Speaker Programme

The good news is that we are now back in St Peter’s Court.

Below is the planned list of Friday talks.

Date Talk Speaker      
01-Jan-21 NO MEETING        
08-Jan-21 A Terrorist Came to Dinner Peter Seymour      
15-Jan-21 A Balkan Railway Adventure Nicholas Brazil      
22-Jan-21 AGM and talks by long-serving members, as 50th Anniversary AGM      
29-Jan-21 Surviving 36 years flying in the RAF during the Cold War, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan Brian Hinton      
05-Feb-21 English Electric Canberra 1 aircraft Kenneth Pinfield      
12-Feb-21 Bristol to Baikal with Perestroika and Glasnost John Lamus      
19-Feb-21 Sports personalities by Daily Mail sports writer  Brian Scovell      
26-Feb-21 “The most dissolute Man in London” and the Building of Chatsworth Gillian White      
05-Mar-21 Painting with light – a potted history of photography Syd Matthews      
12-Mar-21 The era of the Atlantic Barons – BOAC pilots 1946 – 1970 Ron Jeffrey      
19-Mar-21 Vanuatu Peter Seymour      
26-Mar-21 Albert Einstein Tom Kolb      
02-Apr-21 1971 Music and happenings Cliff Hilditch      
09-Apr-21 The Black Jack Project Meg Blumsom      
16-Apr-21 Konfrontazi’ – some reminiscences Peter Seymour      
23-Apr-21 Going to Blazes -A glimpse of the lighter side of the Fire & Rescue Service John Craig      
30-Apr-21 Good News Bad News Colin Terrell      
07-May-21 End the Week with John Burgess John Burgess      
14-May-21 Very Light Rail Link Richard Gunner      
21-May-21 Fraud protection Ashley Jones      
28-May-21 The Nuclear Ship Savannah Tony Coverdale      
04-Jun-21 The Days That Got a Whole Lot Worse John Macartney      
11-Jun-21 The Forgotten Brummie – Sir Francis Galton David Allen      
18-Jun-21 Great British Eccentrics Paul Robbins      
25-Jun-21 Logistics of Building King Solomon’s Temple Ray Pearson      
02-Jul-21 1,000 years of Hungarian history John Grove      
09-Jul-21 The Siege of Gloucester Malcolm Watkins      
16-Jul-21 The Chateau Impney – Droitwich Spa John Hodges      
23-Jul-21 The 5 new Wonders of the World David Head      
30-Jul-21 The golden era of the Great Western Railway Geoff King      
06-Aug-21 The 5 New Wonders of the World David Head      
13-Aug-21 Life & Times: Longford & Ham Mills Ian MacIntosh      
20-Aug-21 Ancient Woodland John Heathcott      
27-Aug-21 From Little Acorns – my introduction to Probus Peter Payne & Peter Rowe      
03-Sep-21 9/11 The day that changed America Ron Jeffrey      
10-Sep-21 Garden Party        

17-Sep-21

Hailes Abbey & the Mystery of the Holy Blood

David Aldred

     

24-Sep-21

In Defence of the Drift—A Gloucester boy abroad  The story of Alfred Henry Hook VC from the Forest of Dean

Paul Barnett      

01-Oct-21

To Inform, Educate & Entertain—development of UK Radio

Tim Blackmore

     

08-Oct-21

London Barges

Phil Hardy

     

15-Oct-21

Coffee Morning (with the Ladies) at St Peter’s Court. ’Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England crushed at Tewkesbury 1471: Harpy or Heroine?’

John Reid

     

22-Oct-21

VTOL: The Harrier Story and Cold War Operations

Peter Seymour

     

29-Oct-21

Alternative realities—the future impact of artificial intelligence on society

John Handby

     

05-Nov-21

Vergeltungswaffen—Retaliation Weapons or V bombs?

Bill Affleck

     

12-Nov-21

Navigation—How did you get Here?

Michael Easley

     

19-Nov-21

TBA

       

 

 

 

26-Nov-21

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Peter Farrington