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|
|Thu Aug 1st||Meeting||CHANGE! Signature Tunes, and the role music has played in broadcast advertising - Malcolm Lewis|
|Wed Aug 21st||Days Out||Avebury Manor|
|Thu Sep 5th||Meeting||The most dissolute man in London - The 1st Duke of Devonshire and the Building of Chatsworth - Gill White|
|Wed Sep 18th||Days Out||Buscot Park|
|Thu Oct 3rd||Meeting||AGM|
|Thu Nov 7th||Meeting||Every picture tells a story - an illustrated look at natural history - Peter Preece|
|Thu Jan 2nd||Meeting||A monstrous commotion: the mysteries of the Loch Ness monster - Dr. Gareth Williams tells us about advising on a new film|
|Thu Feb 6th||Meeting||The U.S.A - Boom Bust and Beyond - Paddy Hannigan analyses American economic climates and their effect on us|
|Thu Mar 5th||Meeting||The Permaculture Revolution - Seb Buckton tells how Stroud is teaching groups from many different lands this important eco-friendly system|
|Thu Apr 2nd||Meeting||Glorious Coloured Gemstones - Local gemmologist Helen Plumb delves into the geology, history and value of gemstones|
|Thu Jun 4th||Meeting||The other Michelangelo: the life & loves of Caravaggio - Ian Cooper|
|Thu Jul 2nd||Meeting||The artistry, craftsmanship and challenge of Stonemasonry - Caroline Horwood, who has worked on Gloucester Cathedral, tells about her special skills|
|Thu Aug 6th||Meeting||Wytchfinder - John Putley tells the history of witches and witch-hunting (postponed from last year)|
|Thu Sep 3rd||Meeting||A lifetime in Music - with live jazz piano illustrations - Roger Browne|
|Thu Oct 1st||Meeting||AGM - to be determined|
|Thu Nov 5th||Meeting||Tackling emergencies in world disaster zones - Richard Silverwood describes his dramatic role with the German Technische Hilfswerk Service|