There are a number of different events arranged in the Reading area. 


Afternoon Talks

Talks start at 2pm and are held in Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE.  There is no local parking, but all main bus services are just a short walk away (Jackson's Corner Bus Stop).  The talks last about an hour.  There is no booking required to attend talks.  Members please bring your membership card.  Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

 

Date   Talk
   
 Speaker
11th February 2020   Medical Detection Dogs
  Danielle Mills
10th March 2020
  The Zulu Wars and the Death of the Prince Imperial   Richard Anderson
14th April 2020
  Cliveden - Power, Politics and Scandal
  Peter Hague
12th May 2020
  The Bizarre World of Early Inventions
  Nicholas Brazil
9th June 2020
  Eight Hundred Years of the English Landscape in Poetry
  Alisa Claybourn
8th September 2020
  The Saxophone and my Life as an Army Musician
  Jonathan Woodhouse


Evening Talks


Evening talks start at 7.30pm and are held in St. Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, RG6 1EY.  There is parking in the school playground (further along Church Road), and for those with difficulty walking some limited parking is available in front of the hall.  The Number 17 bus is just a few minutes walk away (Three Tuns Stop).  The talks last about an hour.  There is no booking required to attend talks.  Members please bring your membership card.  Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

 

Date
   
Talk
   

28th January 2020
  To the Roof of Africa - Climbing Kilimanjaro
  Graham Horn
25th February 2020   AGM    
24th March 2020
  The Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye
  Michael Aris and Richard Bennett
28th April 2020
  Huntley and Palmer's Biscuit Factory
  Dr Margaret Simmons
26th May 2020
  Weather Lore - Fact or Fiction?
  Ian Currie
23rd June 2020
  The Gurkhas: 205 Years of Service to the Crown
  Gavin Edgerly-Harris (TBC)
28th July 2020
  History of the Cinema - Palace of Dreams
  Tony King
22nd September 2020
  The Georgian and Regency Period
   

 

Other Activities


Each of these activities is arranged individually but they do require booking.  Booking arrangements are similar to day trips and these activities are included in the booking form sent with member's bi-annual newsletter.  Spaces sometimes remain available for these events after the closing date.  To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the organiser. 


Date
   
     
Thur 16th January 2020   Winter Lunch
 
Sat 9th May 2020
  50th Anniversary Celebration Lunch
 
Tues 25th August 2020
  Quiz + Fish & Chips Supper
 
       






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