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