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 Wright


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