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 September 2018    Bishops, Sex, Money and the Tower       Tony Strafford 
 9th  October 2018   What Did You Do in the War Granny ?    Dan Allen  
13th  November 2018    Highclere Castle, and the Real Downton Abbey     Diana Mitchell 
12th February 2019    Reading in the Reign of Elizabeth 1    Joan Dils    
12th  March 2019    Rudyard Kipling - His Life and Poetry     Jonathan Jones  


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
   

25th  September 2018    Broadmoor Revealed    Mark Stevens 
23rd   October 2018     History of Pinewood Studios     Mike Payne
27th  November 2018    Reading Trams and Trolley Buses     Graham Bilbe 
22nd  January 2019       The Georgian and Regency Period       Dr Margaret Simons 
26th  February 2019    AGM     
26th  March 2019    Secrets of the Box     Tony Weston  

 

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
   
     
Tue 28th August 2018    Quiz and Fish and Chips Supper   
Wed 19th  December 2018     Carols and Readings        
Wed 16th  January 2019     Winter Lunch    
       






This website is run independently of the National Trust, but in support of their work.  The views expressed on this website are of Reading Centre of the National Trust and do not represent those of the National Trust.
Community Web Kit provided free by BT