4 April 2018, Dr Diana Devlin
Diana was chairman of the committee that planned and accomplished the building of Shakespeare’s Globe with Sam Wannamaker and Prof Andrew Gurr. You may have heard her talking about it recently on Radio 4’s ‘The Reunion’. She is a highly accomplished Shakespeare scholar and presented fascinating and lively seminars at the Globe for many years.
St Joan’s Centre
Wednesday 23 May – Visit to Chiddingstone Castle and Emmetts Garden
Friday 25 May – AGM
Thursday 21 June - visit to Hughenden Manor and Thames Cruise
Wednesday 26 September – St Thomas on the Bourne
Dr Claire Harman, biographer - A Nightmare of a Book
Friday 19 October – Farham Maltings, Great Hall
Prof. Sophie Scott, neurologist and Duncan Wisbey, actor/impressionist – Speech and the Brain.
Prof Sophie Scott is giving the 2017 Christmas lectures at The Royal institution, titled ‘The language of life’, exploring how humans developed language, how laughter links us to our animal last, and the subtle cues we send out through facial expression, tone of voice and even smell.
Wednesday 14 November – St Thomas on the Bourne
Joanne Watson, retired BBC Sports Producer – title to be confirmed
With effect from April 2017, we are holding our evening talks in St Joan’s Centre, on Tilford Road.
On Friday 19 January 2018, Major Paul Whittle gave an illustrated talk on Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the Lamp.
Paul spent his professional career in the financial sector, also serving in the Territorial Army. Now retired, he works as Regimental Historian, and is active in heritage transport, at home and overseas. He has lectured for 12 years, in the UK and on cruises.
On Thursday 7 December 2017, Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert gave an illustrated talk on The Journey of the Magi. He traced the history of how the Biblical story has been represented in western European art, from Roman sarcophagi to contemporary Christmas cards.
Jane Trurer spoke of how George Watts moved from London to a house in Compton, where he built a gallery to display his works.
Peter Bridgeman spoke on Trees in Farnham, 20 January 2017.
On Friday 18 November 2016, Michael Hartnall spoke on The Life and Art of Maria Callas.
On Tuesday 11 October 2016. Sir Andrew Carter, Head Teacher at South Farnham School gave a talk titled ‘UK Education – a Personal View’.
On Tuesday 24 March 2016 Matt Cusack, Head Ranger with the National Trust, spoke to us on The Devil’s Punchbowl.
On Friday 11 March 2016 John Sandy, an ex Director and Governor of HM Prisons. gave a talk titled My Time Inside.
Tuesday 19th January 2016