Stroud & District


Monthly meetings are held on the FIRST THURSDAY of each month at 2.30pm, usually in St Laurence Church Hall, The Shambles, Stroud. Except for the AGM, there is a charge of £2 to cover the speaker's fee and the hall booking cost.

We do hold two events away from here. These are our Annual Tea Party and our Christmas Lunch which are held at different venues.

Some Group meetings/outings are also listed.

Dates for your Diary
August 2019
Thu Aug 1stMeetingCHANGE! Signature Tunes, and the role music has played in broadcast advertising - Malcolm Lewis
Wed Aug 21stDays OutAvebury Manor
September 2019
Thu Sep 5thMeetingThe most dissolute man in London - The 1st Duke of Devonshire and the Building of Chatsworth - Gill White
Wed Sep 18thDays OutBuscot Park
October 2019
Thu Oct 3rdMeetingAGM
November 2019
Thu Nov 7thMeetingEvery picture tells a story - an illustrated look at natural history - Peter Preece
January 2020
Thu Jan 2ndMeetingA monstrous commotion: the mysteries of the Loch Ness monster - Dr. Gareth Williams tells us about advising on a new film
February 2020
Thu Feb 6thMeetingThe U.S.A - Boom Bust and Beyond - Paddy Hannigan analyses American economic climates and their effect on us
March 2020
Thu Mar 5thMeetingThe Permaculture Revolution - Seb Buckton tells how Stroud is teaching groups from many different lands this important eco-friendly system
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndMeetingGlorious Coloured Gemstones - Local gemmologist Helen Plumb delves into the geology, history and value of gemstones
June 2020
Thu Jun 4thMeetingThe other Michelangelo: the life & loves of Caravaggio - Ian Cooper
July 2020
Thu Jul 2ndMeetingThe artistry, craftsmanship and challenge of Stonemasonry - Caroline Horwood, who has worked on Gloucester Cathedral, tells about her special skills
August 2020
Thu Aug 6thMeetingWytchfinder - John Putley tells the history of witches and witch-hunting (postponed from last year)
September 2020
Thu Sep 3rdMeetingA lifetime in Music - with live jazz piano illustrations - Roger Browne
October 2020
Thu Oct 1stMeetingAGM - to be determined
November 2020
Thu Nov 5thMeetingTackling emergencies in world disaster zones - Richard Silverwood describes his dramatic role with the German Technische Hilfswerk Service