Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings - 2018-19

All meetings are held in St Mark’s Church Hall and start at 2.00pm


Meetings 2019 - 2020


February 25th - The Seven Ages of Aldershot Camp - Paul Vickers

The development of Aldershot Camp from its earliest days on Aldershot Heath to the present day rebuilding.

March 31st - Fashion and Folly Jane Lewis

This talk focuses on the alarming and bizarre things that people have done over the years to enhance their beauty and be regarded as fashionable. It may surprise you to know just how dangerous our ancestors’ clothes and makeup were and the extraordinary lengths they were prepared to go to just be al la mode. Let this be a cautionary warning from history!

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April 28th - Human Factors - John Harrison

During the last century the discipline of Ergonomics (aka Human Factors) has come to play a vital role in ensuring that our ever more complex and technological world is fit for humans to live and work in. In this talk he will give you some insights into the history of this fascinating subject that spans the divide between people and their environment. To illustrate the problems, he will describe many examples (good and bad) drawn from real life.


May 26th - Bishops, Sex and Money - Tony Strafford

Medieval Bishops had their money in many pies and you will be amazed at how many of these you will already know about.


June 30th - The Golden Age of Radio - Richard Elsey

Looking at the growth of radio through the 20s and 30s. Then at the effect of the war years through the 40s and ending with the 50s and the impact of TV.


September 29th -How we use Gardening to Change Lives - Volunteer Speaker

The development of the Thrive Charity and how it uses therapeutic gardening as a healing process, plus a description of their various gardening programmes.


November 24th - Grannies can do anything - Tess Burrows

Tess took part in the sledge race to the South Pole in 2009 with James Cracknell and Ben Fogle as filmed by the BBC.