PROGRAMME OF TALKS AND MEETINGS
September 2022 – June 2023
Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, at the junction of Ranelagh Road and Cobbold Road IP11 7EL (map)
Thursday 06 October
Medical Milestones - when is it best to be ill?: an overview from a medical historian of milestones in medical treatment in the last 200-300 years and how we are living longer and healthier as a result - Andrew Relf.
Thursday 03 November
Henry Hatch: the story of Henry Hatch, first chaplain of Wandsworth Prison, who was wrongly convicted of indecent assault; and the subsequent trial for perjury of one of his accusers which became a sensation - Peter Maggs.
Thursday 05 January
Living with the Paramormal: a light-hearted but startling and thought provoking talk about realising the speaker was "different" and what occured to prove how real it could be - Judith Hood.
Thursday 02 February
The Secret Life of the Woodland: an illustrated talk by an award-winning photographer on some of the unusual subjects to be found in our woodlands, which, although present, are not always visable - Roger Hance.
Thursday 02 March
Classic Comic Novels: Writers of this demanding form are frequesntly ignored when listing great works of literature, but there have been many comic classics written in the last century, such as "What Ho Jeeves" and "Cold Comfort Farm". This enlightening talk will encourage us to explore these sometimes forgotten gems - Mark Mitchels.
Thursday 06 April
Corsets, Crinolines and Camisoles - a history of underwear: the talk takes us from 300CE to the modern day, showing the development of underwear and illustrated with authentic examples - Frances Saltmarsh.
Thursday 04 May
Life on the Road: recollections and experiences of a singer, comedian, actor and presenter. Best (and worst) experiences and anecdotes during time on the road and light entertainment on BBC and ITV - Peter Regelous.