SPEAKER MEETINGS are held monthly on the LAST MONDAY of the month.
These meetings are held at Exning Road Club starting at 2.30pm.
Our speakers at the monthly meetings are carefully chosen to provide interesting and stimulating talks on a wide variety of interests and topics. We welcome any feed back on the speaker or the meeting in general.
After the formal presentation there is always the opportunity to talk to the speaker individually and to chat with other members over a cup of tea or coffee.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Mon Sep 30th||Tim Young: 'Three Score Years and Ten in the Classroom'. |
Tim charts the development of state education from the 1944 Education Act to the present, through his own experiences in the classroom as pupil, student, teacher and headteacher. His talk describes both the official changes and his personal anecdotes.
|Mon Oct 28th||Jonathan Cook - Miller|
Jonathan is the owner of Fosters Mill, Swaffham Prior, home of The Prior’s Flour – a brand of organic, stoneground flours milled at the windmill, mostly by wind power. Jonathan has built the business over the last 20 years and now supplies bakeries, restaurants and the bread baking public across the UK through a network of shops, mail order and online stores.
In his presentation, Jonathan will talk about the revolution which has taken place in artisan baking over the last 5 years, the history of Fosters Mill and the challenges of running a modern flour production business working with 1850’s machinery. A sourdough baker himself, Jonathan will also talk about the breads his customers produce and bring some samples for us to try!
|Mon Nov 25th||Drama Group Presentation|
|Mon Dec 30th||NO MEETING|
|Mon Jan 27th 2020||Mike Shave - Honeybees and Beekeeping|
A beekeeper for about 16 years with around 12-15 hives, the majority of which are located in Bury St Edmunds. Subject to availability, Mike usually brings a few jars of raw honey produced by his honeybees which members can purchase if they wish.