Below is the planned list of talks for 2022.

Date Talk Speaker
07-Jan-22 The Irish War for Independence Ron Jeffrey
14-Jan-22 A Clockmaker, Poacher and a Convict: a Victorian Detective Story Peter Seymour
21-Jan-22 The Amazing Charlie Chaplin Part 1 Paul Murphy
28-Jan-22 AGM  
04-Feb-22 The Amazing Charlie Chaplin Part 2 Paul Murphy
11-Feb-22 Meteorology, Weather & Climate Michael Easley
18-Feb-22 Meeting CANCELLED because of Storm Eunice  
25-Feb-22 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Peter Farrington
04-Mar-22 Wings Over Windermere -The Birth of Maritime aviation in the UK. Alan Smith
11-Mar-22 What Happened at Chernobyl? Robert Maclachlan
18-Mar-22 The Old Paths of Gloucestershire Alan Pilbeam
25-Mar-22 Members’ 50th Anniversary Lunch at Corinium Hotel  
01-Apr-22 Men Behaving Badly—social and individual discontent Ian Mackintosh


Causes of the English Civil War-The Slide to War

Bjorn Watson


Good Friday



Well, who did discover Australia and New Zealand?

Geoff King


The Life and Works of George Frederick Handel

Dr Tim Brain


Fine Bristols

Andy Bernard


Defence of Cirencester in WW2

Peter Grace


Nikola Tesla & the Tesla Company

Dennis Harvey


The Red Arrows

Andrew Wyatt


Building a Great Mediaeval Cathedral,

Peter Petrie


World Water Movement 

Nick Humphris


Standing on a Platform, Shouting

Bill Irving


The Great Fire of Windsor (1992)

Fraser Gunn


A brief history of popular music from late 1945 to 1960: The renaissance of swing

Nigel Thompson


Summer Garden Party



The Mighty DC3

Alan Smith


In the footsteps of Jimmy Perez  ‘A visit to The Shetland isles’

Lewis Lawton

29-Jul-22 The War and the New Model Army – Civil War, England’s Most Devastating Conflict Bjorn Watson
05-Aug-22 War is Total Chaos; pt. 1 Retaking of S. Georgia Ken Ingamells
12-Aug-22 Edgar Wallace Paul Murphy
19-Aug-22 The History and Work of the RNLI Fraser Gunn
26-Aug-22 Rex Warneford VC Alan Smith
02-Sep-22 The Science & Side effects of Sword Swallowing Brian Witcombe
09-Sep-22 The Roman Invasion of Britain AD 43 Dr Tim Brain
16-Sep-22 War is Total Chaos; pt. 2 Retaking the Falklands Ken Ingamells

The life & wit of Dorothy Parker

Mike Aggleton

30-Sep-22 Frank Whittle, jet engine inventor Ron Jeffrey
07-Oct-22 The Microlight Rob Cuckow
14-Oct-22 Coffee morning.  On Two Wheels – the history of the bicycle Bill King
21-Oct-22 Wiltshire Air Ambulance Roger Heafield


The Story of a Violin

Chris Sweeney


Captain Bligh: Separating Fact from Fiction

Peter Seymour


Air Traffic-Woman in a Man’s world

Lynn Hilditch

18-Nov-22 Bees and Things Dr Brian Bertram
25-Nov-22 Bradman, Jardine, Larwood and Bodyline – a cricketing and social history John Hodgson
02-Dec-22 Christmas Lunch  
09-Dec-22 One Foot in Paradise Bob Rogers
16-Dec-22 Quiz Andy Bernard
23-Dec-22 No meeting  
30-Dec-22 No meeting  
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 tba 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 César Manrique’s Art & Architecture Jim Cooper
31-Mar-23 Wag to WoMEC Ray Stockall
07-Apr-23 Good Friday