Monthly Meetings - 2018-19
All meetings are held in St Mark’s Church Hall and start at 2.00pm
Meetings 2019 - 2020
September 24th - Forty Years catching Smugglers, part 1 - Malcolm Nelson
Why do I always feel so guilty? An insight into how Customs Officers select passengers who they think might be carrying drugs. Just what is it they are looking for? What are the tell-tale signs? How do the guilty ones give themselves away?
November 26th - The Flighty Women of White Waltham - Hugh Gibbons
The Flighty Women of White Waltham tells the uplifting story of the Air Transport Auxiliary - the civilian pilots who ferried 600,000 RAF aircraft during WW2. It's full of surprises and laughs - with a few tears. And it includes news of some of them today!
January 28th - The Lady with the Lamp – the Florence Nightingale Story - Paul Whittle
Born 200 years ago this year, this talk will cover her life after the Crimea and the people and places that played a role in her life. It will also visit the Crimea today.
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 - The VC Facts and Fantasies - Dan Allen
The talk looks at the origins of the VC and some of the more unusual stories that surround it.
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.