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        


Hailes Abbey & the Mystery of the Holy Blood

David Aldred



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

Paul Barnett      


To Inform, Educate & Entertain—development of UK Radio

Tim Blackmore



London Barges

Phil Hardy



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



VTOL: The Harrier Story and Cold War Operations

Peter Seymour



Alternative realities—the future impact of artificial intelligence on society

John Handby



“Ripping Yarns & Wizard Wheezes”; The Golden Age of British Comics, 1950-75

John Reid



Navigation—How did you get Here?

Michael Easley



In Defence of the Drift—A Gloucester boy abroad – Part 2

Paul Barnett      





Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Peter Farrington