Speakers

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

08-Apr-22

Causes of the English Civil War-The Slide to War

Bjorn Watson

15-Apr-22

Good Friday

 

22-Apr-22

Well, who did discover Australia and New Zealand?

Geoff King

29-Apr-22

The Life and Works of George Frederick Handel

Dr Tim Brain

06-May-22

Fine Bristols

Andy Bernard

13-May-22

Defence of Cirencester in WW2

Peter Grace

20-May-22

Nikola Tesla & the Tesla Company

Dennis Harvey

27-May-22

The Red Arrows

Andrew Wyatt

03-Jun-22

Building a Great Mediaeval Cathedral,

Peter Petrie

10-Jun-22

World Water Movement 

Nick Humphris

17-Jun-22

Standing on a Platform, Shouting

Bill Irving

24-Jun-22

The Great Fire of Windsor (1992)

Fraser Gunn

01-Jul-22

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

Nigel Thompson

08-Jul-22

Summer Garden Party

 

15-Jul-22

The Mighty DC3

Alan Smith

22-July-22

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
23-Sep-22

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

28-Oct-22

The Story of a Violin

Chris Sweeney

04-Nov-22

Captain Bligh: Separating Fact from Fiction

Peter Seymour

11-Nov-22

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