London South East

Friday Talks

FRIDAY TALKS 2019 (formerly General Meetings)

Everyone is welcome to our newly named Friday Talks. It is your chance to come along to Lewisham Methodist Church hall, hear interesting talks on a huge variety of topics, sign up for visits and find out about other groups, socialise with other members and meet your Committee.
We meet at 10:30 for two hours with refreshments at the end of the talk. We look forward to welcoming you to these talks.

Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, Lewisham SE13 6BT. The venue is well positioned for public transport.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Convenor: Susan Mead

Friday 31 January 2020
George IV and Queen Caroline – Royalty Celebrity and Scandal. This talk covers the background of how they came to be married and the infamous divorce trial which kept everyone entertained whilst newspaper circulation soared.
Speaker: Tim Millett

Friday 27 March 2020
Stories from the River Thames This talk is about mudlarking along the River Thames, and the stories uncovered through finds in the Thames mud. A small brass luggage tag reveals the story of a WWI soldier, a small piece of clay pipe stem with the maker’s name on it and a padlock stamped with the name of a barge builder in Limehouse are just a few of the objects which give us a glimpse into the lives of Londoners from the past.
Speaker: Nicola White

Friday 29 May 2020
Sailing around the UK A description of a journey sailing around the UK to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The talk will cover all aspects of this journey, wildlife, sea and weather conditions.
Speaker: Colin Stacey This Talk will be followed by the AGM

Friday 31 July 2020
Photography as Art Covering what photography is, a short history, types of photography today, how photographic trends followed trends in painting and sculpture, how to look at photographs and the role of photography in social change.
Speaker: Karen Thurman

Friday 25 September 2020
British Service women’s Path to Combat This talk explains how women were integrated into each of the armed forces and how they came to be accepted in combat roles. From serving in both World Wars, to the decision in 1990 that women could serve at sea, this history explains how women came to gain military status, the debate about weapons training and, finally, the opening of combat roles.
Speaker: Kathleen Sherit

Friday 20 November 2020
Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1840-1950 Humorous postcards entertained, inspired, instructed, motivated, persuaded and lifted up the spirits. Discover the popular themes and styles by the masters such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Donald McGill and Fred Spurgin.
Speaker: James Taylor

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More Group Pages
Ancient History - Blackheath Architecture
Art and Craft Groups (Five groups) Badminton / Table Tennis
Bird Watching Book Club
Book Group Lee Bridge
Bridge at Grove Park Computer Club
Computer club - using the iPad Country Dancing
Cribbage Cryptic Crossword
Discussion Group - Eltham Essay Reading
Evening Restaurant Group Fantasia - An Afternoon of Music
Film Club French (Eight groups)
Friday Talks Fungus Group
Gallery and Museum Visits Genealogy
German (Intermediate) Greenfingers (Gardening)
History / Social Science Ilustrated Dickens
Italian Jazz
Latin - Advanced Let's get together
Lip Reading Mah Jong - Lee
Mah Jong Beckenham Thursday Mah Jong Catford Friday
Mah Jong Catford Wednesday Mah Jong Eltham Monthly
Network Events Old Time Music Hall
Out and About Philosophy
Photography Play Reading
Poetry Reading Fiction
Reading Narrative Poetry Reading Shakespeare
Rummikub Russian Reading Circle
Science Scrabble (3 groups)
Spanish (Advanced) Spanish (Improvers)
Spanish Advanced - Reading a Book Spanish Intermediate
Stamp Club Stroll with a Camera
Sunday Lunch Clubs (3) Theatre Club - Eltham
Theatre Group - Lee Visits
Walks Woodwind Chamber Music Rehearsal
Zumba Gold