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 June 2019    Blessed Are The Cheesmakers    John Pearson  
10th  September 2019   Living Through The English Civil War     Catherine Sampson 
8th October 2019
  The Gunpowder Plot: Please remember the fifth of November   Colin Oakes
12th November 2019
  Coaches and Coach Horns: Their Story from the Golden Age to the Present Day   Colin Pawson
11th February 2020   Medical Detection Dogs
  Danielle Mills
10th March 2020
  The Zulu Wars and the Death of the Prince Imperial   Richard Anderson


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
   

23rd  July 2019     The Mary Rose     Alan Turton  
24th  September 2019    The Great Exhibition of 1851     John Brearley  
22nd October 2019   Excavating the Public Baths of the Roman City of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester)
  Professor Michael Fulford, CBE
26th November 2019
   Art and Design in the Chilterns
  Graham Twemlow
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

 

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
   
     
Wed 26th June 2019    Summer Lunch   
Tue 27th  August 2019     Quiz and Fish & Chips Supper    
Wed 18th December 2019
  Carols and Readings
 
Thur 16th January 2020   Winter Lunch
 
       






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