Speaker Programme



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 19th RAF Operations in Operation Corporate Peter SeymourDixon
Oct 26th The Lower Furness Peninsula Tom Constant
Nov 2nd The National Trust Babara Cooper
Nov 9th Gemmologist Helen Plumb
Nov 16th Aftermath – The Peace 1919-1939 Bill KIng
Nov 23rd  Antarctica Roger Scott
Nov 30th Why flying is the safest form of transport  Ron Jeffrey
Dec 7th No speaker – Christmas Lunch
Dec 14th No meeting – Carol Concert previous day
Dec 21st No meeting
Dec 28th
Jan 4th, 2019 Quiz Andy Bernard
Jan 11th The Life and Songs of Victoria Wood Matthew Sproston
Jan 18th    
Jan 25th Around the World with the Blue Water Rally Peter Seymour
 Feb 1st  A puzzlement Mike Aggleton 
Feb 8th History of the RNLI Frank Austin
Feb 15th GWR Richard Dickinson
Feb 22nd Petty Officer Evans – an Unsung Hero Ken Ingamells
March 1st The Falklands Stamps Terry Hardie
March 8th    
March 15th Communist Comparisons Peter Beery
March 22nd Lerner and Lowe Malc Lewis
March 29th Stories from the Life of a Stuntman Dick Sheppard
April 5th   Cliff Hiditch
April 12th Order of the Garter Angela Panrucker
April 19th   Ron Jeffries
April 26th    
May 3rd Dowdeswell Reservoir Arthur Ball
May 10th    
May 17th