Programme 2023

Colour Code KEY:
External Speaker
Internal Speaker
Probus Event
Other events
Royal Event

Date Speaker or Event Speaker -Host, & Reporter
 4 Jan Peter Petrie Henry The building of Gloucester Cathedral
18 Jan Peter & Janet Jenkins Henry Namibia
1 Feb John Peters


Henry Six stages of separation and stories of the Cold War spies
15 Feb Ian Mackintosh Henry Painswick’s Mills – why did they vanish?
8 Mar David Lees Henry Jerusalem – Whose is it?
15 Mar Cheltenham Gold Cup Week
29 Mar Quiz Henry N/A
7 – 10 Apr Easter weekend
12 Apr Paul Murphy
Henry The Amazing Charlie Chaplin Pt 1
26 Apr Ian Breckels


President An assignment to Egypt & more
5 May Coronation
10 May Professor Colin Terrell President The Brain

(Joint meeting with ladies + finger buffet)

24 May Mike Houghton President Life & Times of Mike Houghton
7 Jun Alan Pilbeam Henry The Royal Progress of 1535
Thursday      29 Jun  Henry Hall Pt 2
My RAF Engineering Career
Thursday       13 Jul Danielle Sharples Henry Fraud Protection
Summer Break
Thursday        7 Sep Geoff King Weaning Ourselves off Fossil Fuels
Thursday 21 Sep Dr David Reed “Little boy’s dreams, big boy’s wallet” – building a garden railway
Thursday  5    Oct
Members ad hoc talks  
Thursday   19 Oct Quiz
Thursday      2 Nov David Elder Dr Edward Adrian Wilson,  Antarctic explorer.
Thursday 16 Nov
AGM followed by


Paul Sparks

Mike Steed


Paul’s Life & times Pt 2

Thursday   30 Nov Gil McHattie The Knights Templar
Wednesday 6 Dec
Christmas Dinner Painswick Centre – Beacon Hall

1900 for 1930

Black tie

Winter Break

18 Jan 2024



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