Speaker Programme

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic we are running twice weekly Zoom meetings. For information on using Zoom, please go to this page here.

For the 10 minute Tuesday Topics, please click here.

Below is the planned list of Friday talks.

Date Talk Speaker
03-Jan-20 NO MEETING  
10-Jan-20 Gloucester Docks then and now Tony Conder
17-Jan-20 My life and athletics Tony Curry
24-Jan-20 The first Gulf war David Head
31-Jan-20 AGM  
07-Feb-20 Return to Africa Canon Graham Morris
14-Feb-20 QUIZ Andy Bernard
21-Feb-20 Botswana Arthur Ball
28-Feb-20 Dry Stone Walling Raymond Stockall
06-Mar-20 Falklands rebirth of a Community Ken Ingamells
13-Mar-20 Tasmania Frank Austin
20-Mar-20 No Meeting  
  ALL MEETINGS FROM NOW ON ARE ONLINE USING ZOOM  
27-Mar-20 Inaugural Zoom Online Meeting  
03-Apr-20 Zoom Online Meeting  
10-Apr-20 Zoom Online Meeting  
17-Apr-20 Ampney St Peter at War Peter Rowe
24-Apr-20 The Probus Speakers’ Website Mike Aggleton
01-May-20 Gloucestershire’s Little-known Famous Sons Syd Mathews
08-May-20 My Dad’s Military Service & His Time As A Prisoner Of War Ray Stockall
15-May-20 The U3A Terry Hardie
22-May-20 The Life of David Hughes Malc Lewis
29-May-20 Mycalex Syd Mathews
05-Jun-20 Understanding Heraldry John Bromley
12-Jun-20 All at Sea Peter Petrie
19-Jun-20 Lawrence of Arabia Ron Jeffrey
26-Jun-20 History of the Welsh Slate Mines Peter Donovan
03-Jul-20 A year at sea Eric Tupper
10-Jul-20 Diary of a journey to Barbados and Demerara in 1803 Peter Covey-Crump
17-Jul-20 PR -a very challenging and very funny 30 years Nigel Massey
24-Jul-20 A Decade in Gascogne John Clark
31-Jul-20 Carrots & Courtesans – A history of Covent Garden Martin Collisson
07-Aug-20 Wings Over Burma – A Family Story Peter Seymour
14-Aug-20 Lt General John Lee-US Army: his part in our lives Richard Trelfa
21-Aug-20 The Floods of 2007 Tim Brain
28-Aug-20 Weird and Wonderful Engineering John Clark
04-Sep-20 The Mysterious life of Walter Henry, a Survivor of the Titanic Howard Nichols
11-Sep-20 A Last Farewell in Archangel Peter Seymour
18-Sep-20 John Cyril Porte – Aviation Seaplane Pioneer Fraser Gunn
25-Sep-20 Barry, Pam and the Parrots Bill Irving
02-Oct-20 The RAF “V” Force and the Cold War David Head
09-Oct-20 The Cheltenham Boy who gave Londoners the Needle Dennis Harvey
16-Oct-20 Archaeology at Chedworth Roman Villa Dr Nick Humphris
23-Oct-20 The Gunpowder Plot Dr Tim Brain
30-Oct-20 Alyse and the Gorillas David Rose
Nov 6th Marc Brunel and Gustav Eiffel Nigel Thompson
Nov 13th Workhouses and the Andover Union Scandal Andrew Harris
Nov 20th Darjeeling Himalayan railway and its people David Mead
Nov  27th Being a magistrate Judy Young
Dec  4th Blue Plaques of Cheltenham Nigel Thompson
Dec 11th Working with wireless – 25 years as a BBC journalist & producer John Burgess
Dec 17th

Bermuda Triangle – Fact or Fiction
PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS A THURSDAY

Howard Nichols
Dec25th  NO MEETING  
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 Falkands, Iraq and Afghanistan Brian Hinton
05-Feb-21 English Electric Canberra 1 aircraft Kenneth Pinfield
12-Feb-21 Going to Blazes -A glimpse of the lighter side of the Fire & Rescue Service John Craig
19-Feb-21 Sports personalities by Daily Mail sports writer  Brian Scovell
26-Feb-21 Bristol to Baikal with Perestroika and Glasnost John Lamus
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 End the week with John Burgess’ – more radio anecdotes John Burgess
26-Mar-21 Albert Einstein Tom Kolb
02-Apr-21 GOOD FRIDAY NO MEETING  
09-Apr-21    
16-Apr-21    
23-Apr-21    
30-Apr-21    
07-May-21 The Joy of False Memory Dr Katy Bellamy