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SCHEDULE OF TALKS FOR 2017-2018

from 2.30 Notices, The Talk
Dean Court Community Centre
from 3.30 tea and biscuits*

DEAN COURT COMMUNITY CENTRE, PINNOCKS WAY, OX2 9DG

 

2017 SPEAKER
TITLE
11 September Tim Healey Sex, Drink and Death in the 17th Century
25 SeptemberDiane WilsonWildlife in a Country Garden
9 OctoberShan BristowQuarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire
23 October Alistair Borland MBE Bloods, Bikes and Babies. Emergency Rider Volunteers to the Rescue

13 November

Christine Wartke Dunbar

J.M.W. Turner, the artist, the man

27 November

Nick Gill

The Great Sophisticate of American Song Writing – Cole Porter

13 December

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

2018

08 January

Ian Keable

Charles Dickens, Conjuror

22 January

Lynda Ware

Two bars of chocolate a day can slash your risk of heart attack and stroke – Really?

12 February

Tim King

Ants, ant intelligence and ant hills

26 February

Sir Muir Gray

The Elixir of Life - how to increase your ability and reduce your risk of disability, dementia and dependency

12 March

Rob Walters

Oxford University Press

26 March

Kate Garnons Williams

Island- Hopping with the Hero Odysseus

09 April

Dr Eric Sidebottom

The History of Penicillin

23 April

Marina Hamilton Baillie

History of the National Garden Scheme

14 May

Mark Davies

James Sadler.  The first English Aeronaut

21 May

Aidrian Wright

Distraction Burglary and other Criminal Occurrences

11 June

Mark Walsh

Here’s a funny thing’.  A biographical talk on the life and times of the comedy legends George Formby and Max Miller

25 June

Roger Umpelby

X-rated invertebrates’ savagery and sex in the garden

JULY

SUMMER LUNCHEON

For further information on the forthcoming talks please refer to the Newsletter in the News section. 


*Special teas, with home-made cakes, are arranged from time to time (see Newsletter for details).

 

 

More up-to-date details may be available in the current newsletter

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