Future Talks

 

2019

18 March 2019

Terry Johnson

The Profumo Affair

15 April 2019

Ian Bevan

The Inns of Court

20 May 2019

Rupert Matthews

The Wreck of the Titanic - unsolved riddles & misconceptions

17 June 2019

Summer Lunch

No talk

15 July 2019

Stephen Chater

The Social Life of Coffee and Tea

19 August 2019

Tony Matthews

The Story of Cherkley Court

16 September 2019

Lorraine Spindler

Surrey Spies & the Village of Headley

21 October 2019

AGM

No talk

18 November 2019

Neil Sadler

Gongoozling Canals

16 December 2019

Christmas Lunch

No talk

Past talks

2019

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

 

 

 Aug 2018

John Field

 A History of Magic

Jul 2018

Colin Jones

The Secret Gardens of London

Jun 2018

Summer Lunch

May 2018

Matt Symonds 

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

Apr 2018

Tim Caffell 

The Leatherhead Theatre. Its History, Present

and Future

Mar 2018

Richard Hughes

The Disgraceful History of the Deepdene Hotel

Feb 2018

Sheila Willis

Who dun the Whodunits?

Jan 2018

Chris Richards

The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Dec 2017

Xmas Lunch

Nov 2017

John Griffin

Christmas is coming – a selection of prose & poetry

Oct 2017

AGM

Sep 2017

Rachel Greening

Walking with Lions

Aug 2017

Paul Whittle

Toy train to the Clouds

Jul 2017

Ian Bevan

The History of Drury Lane Theatre

Jun 2017

Summer Lunch

May 2017

David Henderson

Air Traffic Control

Apr 2017

Mel Rees

“And another thing I meant to say”

Mar 2017

David Richmond-Coggan

Iceland, its coastal geography, flora and fauna

Feb 2017

Stephen Chater

City Livery Companies

Jan 2017

Rupert Matthews

RAF Bomber Command and WWII

Dec 2016

Xmas Lunch

Nov 2016

David Hassard

Bat Boat to Red Arrows

Oct 2016

AGM

Sept 2016

Peter Grobel

Edward VII and Polesden Lacey

Aug 2016

Peter Waterhouse

Risk! What risk?

Jul 2016

Dr Margaret Chilton

Nutrition and the Microbiome

Jun 2016

Summer Lunch

May 2016

Michael Gilbert

A Tonic for the Nation

Apr 2016

Lucy Quinnel

The Art and Science of Blacksmithing

Mar 2016

David Williams

The life of Lawrence of Arabia

Feb 2016

Ian Bevan

W.G.Grace

Jan 2016

Sheila Willis

Poisonous plots. A fascinating insight into devious and deadly deeds

Dec 2015

Xmas Lunch

Nov 2015

Michael Bramwell

Governance of the Square Mile

Oct 2015

AGM

Sep 2015

Kenneth Barr

Surrey Hills Society

Aug 2015

Meeting cancelled

Jul 2015

Nigel Arch

Dress and Death in the field of Waterloo

Jun 2015

Summer Lunch

May 2015

Mike Hoare

The 1970s – new crimes, new technologies

Apr 2015

Michael Brown

Voyage to the Antarctic

Mar 2015

Ian Bevan

The Victorians and their leisure and pleasure activities

Feb 2015

Barry Mold

The Ashtead Transition Group

Jan 2015

Winston Fane Bailey

The life of a Royal Protection Officer