Meetings are held weekly, on Thursday mornings in Ealing Green Church (almost opposite Ealing Film Studios).

You should aim to arrive at about 10.00am.
Meetings begin with announcements and in-house business. There are then two short 2-minute presentations given by interest group conveners. This is followed by the speaker's presentation during which there is usually a break of approx. 15mins. The proceedings finish at 11.45-12.00.



Rosemary Richardson is responsible for the organisation of the weekly talks. She welcomes suggestions for speakers. Members who would like to suggest a speaker should contact Rosemary through CONTACT.



Jan 5, David Evans: Living through Religious Revolution – English Church Life 1534 – 1559. (How ordinary English men and women coped with some of the massive religious changes that took place during this 25-year period.)
Jan 12, Robert Dyer: Helping Children with Reading. (Beanstalk helps children to grow and succeed by finding pleasure in reading.)
Jan 19, Nicholas Henderson: Whatever Happened after Henry VIII?( The Tudor saga didn’t stop after the death of Henry VIII. Two more Kings and three Queens add to the history.)
Jan 26, Philip Woods: Reporting Defeats: War Correspondents in Burma 1942-3 (War correspondents who covered the first 5 months of 1942 in Burma, the first Wingate Expedition and the role of newsreel and still cameramen.)

Feb 2, Alan Wise: Achieve the Happiness and Good Health YOU Deserve (Understanding stress disorder, depression, anxiety, panic attacks. An educational, informative light hearted talk.)
Feb 9, Anne Harvey: Darwin’s Granddaughters (Poet Frances Cornford and artist Gwen Raverat were granddaughters of Charles Darwin, both noted for their achievements in Art and Literature.)
Feb16, Martin Eady: The History of London Transport (Charting the changing fortunes of bus, rail and tram staff over the last 100 years.)
Feb 23, Ann McLoughlin: Samaritans – can I help? (History of the organisation and how this charity has evolved into the 21st century.)

Mar 2, Joy Hynes: The Aging Eye (Conditions that affect the eyes as we age: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration.)
Mar 9, Sue Elliott: Adoption: 20th century phenomenon and its legacy (Half a million women gave up their children for adoption from 1950s to 1980s. Sue traces the fascinating history of adoption using her own experience as an adoptee.)
Mar 16, AGM: Reports, Committee Elections. Followed by Questors Theatre Presentation
Mar 23, Tony Millier: Women Composers, their Challenges and Successes (Women’s progress through the centuries to the present day in a variety of genres.)
Mar 30, Jo Livingston: How to write your life story

Apr 6, Howard Tloosty: My Life in Show Business (Sharing some of the mainly funny but true stories of the well-known and loved artistes & entertainers he has worked with over the years.)


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