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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

TBA

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

Alan Rogers

Hazards, observations and driving techniques

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


Some Further Information on the November Talks.

13 November. Christina Wartke Dunbar will discuss the work and life of J.M.W. Turner RA. (Born 1775 in Covent Garden died 1851). This artist contributed to the development of landscape and marine painting with imaginative works and brilliantly luminous colour effects. His travels in Europe and U.K, including Oxford, inspired his painting. Christina is an artist and teacher with a particular knowledge of watercolour who will bring her understanding of this medium to her presentation.

27 November. Our last talk in 2017. Nick Gill is a local musician who will entertain us with songs and music by  'The great Sophisticate of American Song Writing, Cole Porter’.  Porter (born 1891 died 1964) defied his grand father in Indiana in order to have a musical education. He achieved fame by his songs, films and lifestyle.
 

*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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