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Past Talks

 

2019

 

Oct 2019

AGM

No talk

Sep 2019

Lorraine Spindler

Surrey Spies & the Village of Headley

Aug 2019

Bob Sinfield

The Gag Trade

Jul

Stephen Chater

The Social Life of Coffee and Tea

Jun 

Summer Lunch

No talk

May

Rupert Matthews

The Wreck of the Titanic - unsolved riddles & misconceptions

Apr

Ian Bevan

The Inns of Court

Mar

Terry Johnson

The Profumo Affair

Feb

David Hatcher

The First World War Memorial Woodland, Langley Vale

Jan

Kathy Atherton

The impact of WWI on Dorking and its surrounding villages

2018

Dec 

Xmas lunch

Nov 

Mike King 

The Sacred & Ancient Art of Bodging

Oct 

AGM

Sept 

Rob Rennie

Rob Walker: Dorking's Motor Racing Legend

Aug 

John Field

A History of Magic

Jul 

Colin Jones

The Secret Gardens of London

Jun 

Summer Lunch

May 

Matt Symonds 

Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Edge of  the Roman Empire

Apr 

Tim Caffell 

The Leatherhead Theatre. Its History, Present

and Future

Mar 

Richard Hughes

The Disgraceful History of the Deepdene Hotel

Feb 

Sheila Willis

Who dun the Whodunits?

Jan 

Chris Richards

The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

2017 

Dec

Xmas Lunch

Nov

John Griffin

Christmas is coming – a selection of prose & poetry

Oct

AGM

Sep

Rachel Greening

Walking with Lions

Aug 

Paul Whittle

Toy train to the Clouds

Jul 

Ian Bevan

The History of Drury Lane Theatre

Jun 

Summer Lunch

May 

David Henderson

Air Traffic Control

Apr 

Mel Rees

“And another thing I meant to say”

Mar

David Richmond-Coggan

Iceland, its coastal geography, flora and fauna

Feb 

Stephen Chater

City Livery Companies

Jan 

Rupert Matthews

RAF Bomber Command and WWII

2016

Dec 

Xmas Lunch

Nov 

David Hassard

Bat Boat to Red Arrows

Oct 

AGM

Sep

Peter Grobel

Edward VII and Polesden Lacey

Aug 

Peter Waterhouse

Risk! What risk?

Jul 

Dr Margaret Chilton

Nutrition and the Microbiome

Jun 

Summer Lunch

May 

Michael Gilbert

A Tonic for the Nation

Apr 

Lucy Quinnel

The Art and Science of Blacksmithing

Mar

David Williams

The life of Lawrence of Arabia

Feb 

Ian Bevan

W.G.Grace

Jan 

Sheila Willis

Poisonous plots. A fascinating insight into devious and deadly deeds

2015

Dec

Xmas Lunch

Nov

Michael Bramwell

Governance of the Square Mile

Oct 

AGM

Sep 

Kenneth Barr

Surrey Hills Society

Aug 

Meeting cancelled

Jul 

Nigel Arch

Dress and Death in the field of Waterloo

Jun 

Summer Lunch

May 

Mike Hoare

The 1970s – new crimes, new technologies

Apr 

Michael Brown

Voyage to the Antarctic

Mar 

Ian Bevan

The Victorians and their leisure and pleasure activities

Feb 

Barry Mold

The Ashtead Transition Group

Jan 

Winston Fane Bailey

The life of a Royal Protection Officer