Eastbourne Central

Talks and Lectures 2021 - 2022

The programme of talks in St Saviour's church hall,l South Street BN21 4U, should proceed as planned. For the time being, refreshments will NOT be served, and no raffle will operate. Members attending will be signed into a register by a third party. The expectation is that face coverings will be worn during the meeting (medical exemptions apply) as a mark of consideration to others. Hand sanitisers and spare masks will be provided.

Speakers for the Science and Life series - all start at 10.30am on the first Wednesday of the month

Wednesday 1st September
Eastbourne’s Blue Plaques, the people behind the names – Ann Bridgwood

Wednesday 6th October
Uganda, Churchill’s Pearl of Africa – Clive Nuttman

Wednesday 3rd November
Fog and Unflushable – Daniel Rodrigues from Southern Water

Wednesday 1st December
Talk by Katy Bourne OBE, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

Wednesday 5th January
National Coastwatch Institution – Stephen Hand

Wednesday 2nd February
Tales of a Travel Rep – Pamela Holland

Wednesday 2nd March
A Student Expedition to Iceland 60 years ago – Mike Tribe

Wednesday 6th April
The Science of Seawater – Martin Chaplin

Wednesday 4th May
The Rise of Mods & Rockers – Chris Horlock

Wednesday 1st June
Icons of British Shipping, A History of P&O – Peter Rushton

Speakers for the General Series - all start at 2pm on the fourth Thursday of the month

Thursday 23rd September
Illustrated History of Herstmonceux Castle – Melinda Stone

Thursday 28th October
The Mysterious Death of a MI6 Spy & Codebreaker, Gareth Williams – Paul Barwick

Thursday 25th November
Between a Rock & A Hard Place (oil & gas exploration) – Dr Helen Griffiths

Thursday 9th December
Christmas Quiz

Thursday 27th January
History of Eastbourne Pier – Richard Cook

Thursday 24th February
The Circle Crop Mystery – Andy Thomas

Thursday 24th March (AGM)
Mike Morley Memorial Lecture
Mr Garrick’s Fireside, a personal view of the Royal Theatre, Drury Lane – Peter Allen

Thursday 28th April
Ellis Kelsey, A Sussex Photographer – Kevin Gordon

Thursday 26th May
Miscellany

Thursday 25th June
Marianne North, Victorian Botanical Artist and Traveller – Teri Sayers-Cooper