Speaker Meetings are currently suspended.


September 2019 – June 2020

All Kesgrave meetings are held at the Kesgrave Community Centre,

Twelve Acres Approach, Bell Lane, 

Kesgrave, IP5 1JF (map)

No 66 bus from Ipswich & Martlesham passes the door every 20 minutes 

Meetings are at 2pm, usually on the last Monday of the month (September - June) but there are exceptions.

Friday 06 September Kesgrave
10.30am – 12.30pm
Open Day: your opportunity to see what our groups will be offering for the coming year.


Monday 30 September
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Village Schools: the history of village schools and their valuable role in educating children Sheila Wr.ght

N.B. Change of Speaker

This talk has been delayed and Martin Harrison an opera singer for 40 years will talk about the 36 years of musical theatre

 from Les Mis to the Lion King. .


Monday 28 October
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Early Prehistory of Suffolk: an account of 500,000 years of Suffolk's history from the Ice Age to around 800 BC Edward Martin

Monday 25 November
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Round the World on a Container Ship: an account of a 4-month journey Peter Hesketh 

Monday 27 January
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Suffolk Ghosts and Hauntings: a stimulating selection of ghostly stories, haunted houses and frightening apparitions Robert Halliday

Monday 24 February
Kesgrave 2.00pm
A History of Spoken English: an in-depth look at how our English language came into being, from the Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans Charlie Haylock

NB Change of speaker
Monday 30 March
Chiurchill's Ideas: little-known facts about Winston Churchill Tony Diamond

Monday 27 April
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Confessions of a Chiurch Crank: the fun and fascination of our heritage of church buildings by a crusading church crawler Roy Tricker


Monday 08 June
Kesgrave 2.00pm
Annual General Meeting
with talk! Shakespeare Buff: honest, modest, clueless Tony Diamond

Friday 04 September Kesgrave 10.30am – 12.30pm
Advance Notice of Open Day 2019: your opportunity to see what our groups will be offering for the coming year