Speaker Meetings are currently suspended from 16 March 2020.


September 2019 – June 2020

All Saxmundham meetings are held at the

Market Hall

9 High Street

Saxmundham IP17 1AF

All talks start at  2.00pm and refreshments follow the meeting


Thursday 10 October
Saxmundham 2.00pm
A History of Art through Portraiture: a short history of portraiture from the Middle Ages to the present day Tania Harrington


Thursday 14 November
Saxmundham 2.00pm
The Plight of the East Prussian people and their horses: an account of a people forced to leace their country at the end of the Second World War and their journey, the "Trek" with their horses Paula Short


Thursday 09 January
Saxmundham 2.00pm
A Royal Progress: Elizabeth I's visit to East Anglia 1578: an account of the 11-week journey using a range of contemporary and secondary sources Hexachordia

Thursday 13 February
Saxmundham 2.00pm
Crystal Palace and the Great Exhibition: an account of the design and building of  Crystal Palace, a description of the exhibits and analysis of the importance of the Exhibition Dr Geoffrey Kay

Thursday 12 March
Saxmundham 2.00pm
The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic: the fight for survival to ensure safe transit of hundreds of convoys John Johnson-Allen


Thursday 09 April
Saxmundham 2.00pm
The Billy and Charley Forgeries: an account of two Thames "mudlarks" in Victorian London Robert Halliday


Thursday 14 May
Saxmundham 2.00pm
Alcohol and the Older Person: a talk about the work of the UK Charity Hope Uk Graham Tilney