Detail of events for each group can be found on the relevant group pages.


Speakers for 2021/22
19 August, Paul Stafford, A journey to the Crossroads of Europe and Asia,Paul will take you on a fascinating journey through Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to see the history, culture, people and sights of these little known countries

16 September, Geoff Trinder, A Year in the life of a wildlife Photographer, Geoff's slide presentation starts in Arizona and then takes you to Italy, Borneo and finally Madagascar. Desert reptiles and scenery in the Alps, tropical rainforest with monkeys and frogs and finally lemurs, birds and chameleons. Something for everyone whatever their interest!

21 October, Keith Hanson, Tales of the Tower, Following a 30 year career in the Army and a couple of years with Citroen, Keith went to the Tower, though not as a prisoner as many had done before him, but as a Yeoman Warder ( Beefeater ). For the next 20 years Keith lived and worked at the Tower, amassing a vast knowledge of its history and what makes the place tick.

18 November, Simeon Wood, Exceptional Multi Instrumentalist, Simeon has devised 45 minute show called "The Flute Emporium" which involves instruments from the flute and whistle, didgeridoo, a walking stick, bottles and even a bicycle pump. Together with great music and the odd surprise Simeon will enthral the audience.

16 December, Christmas Event,

20 January, Bill Rayner, How to Spot a Serial Killer Bill is a retired detective superintendent and his talk on “How to spot a serial killer" will give you a light hearted look at the history of offender profiling, look at a few serial killers and make you wonder about the person sitting next to you!

17 February, Adrian Green, As I walked towards the Bomb! Adrian spent 12 years in the Royal Engineers Bomb Squad and his unique talk will cover his many exploits and challenges.

17 March, Stuart Gibbon, Saying Safe, Stuart will cover a variety of topics including basic home security, bogus callers, rogue traders, scams, and safely using bank cards.

21 April, Jill Collinge, The Private Lives of Our Monarchs, Many of our Kings and Queens led truly unusual and even bizarre private lives, Jill will tell some nishing tales about our most famous monarchs.

19 May, David Bell, The Plague Doctor, David Bell's tongue-in-cheek take on staying fit and well and avoiding disease 350 years ago will convince you that, even in these troubled times, we all have a lot to be thankful for.

16 June, Nigel Macknight, “Up, up and away with the Red Arrows”, What is it like to fly with the RAF’s famous “Red Arrows” display team? Nigel is returning to our group with this new talk, which tells the inside story behind the thrills aloft with colour photos and video-clips. He explains the challenges of close-formation aerobatics, and how pilots for the RAF’s best-known squadron are selected from hundreds of applicants. Few people get the chance to climb aboard when the team practises its display. Here is an opportunity to share in that once-in-a-lifetime experience.

22 July, Leonard Priestley, "True stories of a lorry drive and furniture removal man.", Leonard will share many stories from a lifetime on the road, dealing with very unusual jobs and customers.