Dates and details of forthcoming events
THE MONTHLY SPEAKER MEETING IS HELD AT THE COMMEMORATION HALL, WADHURST STARTING AT 2.30pm
(If anyone is willing to offer transport to and from the meetings to those who require a lift please notify the Chairman via the CONTACT page)
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Mar 27th||Social||Coffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.|
|Sat Apr 6th||Social||
The Spinning Jenny Band
Saturday 6th April
Uplands Community College
BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC SUPPER
OPEN TO ALL!
|Wed Apr 17th||Meeting||Mr. Bernard Lockett|
The Musical Theatre of Gilbert & Sullivan
|Wed Apr 24th||Social||Coffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.|
|Wed May 15th||Meeting||Alaric Bond|
The British Navy 1793-1815
Alaric is an author of historical nautical books and his talk will give us information about the period 1793 - 1815 with reference to smuggling and smugglers.
|Wed May 22nd||Social||Coffee Morning at The White Hart, opposite Wadhurst florists, on 4th Wednesday of each month 10.30-11.30am. Join us for a chat and an opportunity to meet new friends as well as catch up with others.|
|Sat Jun 8th||Social||
Watch this space for further details!
|Wed Jun 19th||Meeting||Great Ormond Street Hospital|
Our Speaker will give us an inspiring talk on the history and ground-breaking work of the Hospital featuring stories of some amazing patients and their families.
|Wed Jun 26th||Social|
|Wed Jul 17th||Meeting||Mr Brian Braby|
Sussex Place Names - Their Origins and Meanings
The talk will cover two main areas of interest.
The historical setting provides a very brief account of where Angles and Saxons settled in Britain after the Romans departed, which is why over 95% of Sussex place-names are of Saxon origin. This, together with the written archive material, gives us much of the historical evidence, e.g. Bede’s History of the English Church, the Anglo-Saxon Chronical, Domesday Book, and others.
The second part will be an analysis of the meanings of the names of specific places in Sussex, including the principal towns of the county, and also the places in the lose vicinity of where the talk takes place. This will explain why so many place names include the elements “ham”, “hurst”, “leigh”, “bourne” “ton”, “don”, “ing” and many others.
A 4-sided set of printed notes, including most of the text of the talk, will be available at the end for £4 to cover the cost of printing.
|Wed Jul 24th||Social|
|Wed Aug 21st||Meeting||Mr. Geoff Hutchinson|
The Life of John Baird - The Pioneer of Television
|Wed Aug 28th||Social|
|Wed Sep 11th||Social||Birthday Party|
Our birthday party this year will be help at Dale Hill Golf Club where we will enjoy a Full Afternoon Tea.
|Wed Sep 18th||Meeting||Mr. Ian Gledhill|
An Introduction to Art Nouveau Architecture
A look at the astonishing flowering (quite literally in some cases!) of this highly decorative style that flourished around 1900, particularly in Belgium and France.
|Wed Sep 25th||Social|
|Wed Oct 16th||Meeting||Bridget Wood and Millie Harris|
Medical Detection Dogs
This talk is about the charity Medical Detection Dogs who train dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life threatening diseases. This talk will give an insight into the charity’s past, present and future.
|Wed Oct 23rd||Social|
|Wed Nov 20th||Meeting||Mr. Philip Cheung|
The Life & Times of Sir Robert Hotung (1862-56)
Born of a Dutch father and a Chinese mother in a temporary and unofficial
union, Hotung had an inauspicious start to life in Hong Kong, the island off the coast of China and ceded to Britain after the First Opium War in 1842. However, fluent in English and Chinese, and astute in human affairs, he became one of the richest and most influential community leaders in the Crown Colony by the time he was in his forties. Relying on his grasp of how the Western and Chinese minds worked, he overcame the many prejudices that came his way from being accepted by neither the European nor Chinese communities as one their own.
This talk tells the story of how Hotung built his businesses, helped his siblings along the way, and brought up his children, using the episodes of his colourful life this illustrate the society of his time, where East met West in the turbulence of post-imperial China.
|Wed Nov 27th||Social|
|Wed Dec 11th||Social||
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