Evening Talks

Our Next Talk


Wednesday 7 March – St Joan’s Centre. Keith Betton – Return of the Red Kite. Keith is County Recorder for birds in Hampshire and a council member of RSPB. He tells the story of the remarkable resurgence of this spectacular bird from near extinction in this country, illustrated by some of the most spectacular bird photography I have ever seen.

St Joan’s Centre, Tilford Road. 7:30 for 8:00

Members:            £3

Non members   £6

Students              £1.50

Enquiries: 01252 702449

Our 2017 – 2018 lecture programme

Coming soon

Wednesday 7 March – St Joan’s centre

Keith Betton – Return of the Red Kite.


Wednesday 4 April,  -  St Joan’s Centre

Dr Diana Devlin – Rebuilding Shakespeare’s Globe


Wednesday 26 September – St Thomas on the Bourne

Dr Claire Harman, biographer

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

Our most recent talk

The Lady with the Lamp

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.


Journey of the Magi

Magi lecture poster

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.