Programme 2018

Date Speaker  Subject
 3 Jan  Rose Hewlett  Living on the Edge – Communities along the upper Severn Estuary
 17 Jan  David Thorp  The Korean War – Battle of the Imjin River (Gloucester Regiment)
 31 Jan  Vince Williams  Mountain Rescue in the UK
 14 Feb Jen Robinson-Slater Stroke Association – Raising Awareness
 28 Feb Dame Janet Trotter DBE  Lord-
Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
 Reflections on the Role of the Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
 14 Mar Mike Bottomley  Katherine Parr – Gloucestershire’s Queen
 28 Mar Matthew Sproston  The Life & Songs of George Formby
 11 Apr  AGM
 25 Apr  Sandra Ashenford  Forgotten Objects of  Yesteryear

(Joint meeting with ladies + buffet lunch)

 9 May  David Lemon  Building the Kariba Dam
 23 May  Masha Lees  My life in Russia before Perestroika and after
 6 Jun Jo Killick  The Role of the RNIB – Talking Books Campaign
 20 Jun John Clark  The Engineering of the Pyramids
 4 Jul  Martin Spice  Kathmandu & Beyond – teaching and writing in South East Asia
 18 Jul  Ladies Summer Luncheon at The Hill
 Summer Break
 5 Sep  Mike Renell  18th Century Courtesans – Good Time Girls and Fashion Icons
 19 Sep  Gill White  “The Most Dissolute Man in London”: The 1st Duke of Devonshire and the building of Chatsworth
 3 Oct  Outing  Aerospace Bristol
 17 Oct  Luke Millikin  General Manager, The Painswick The History and Future of the Painswick Hotel
 31 Oct  Ken Power  the Meaning of The Renaissance through Art
 14 Nov  Lew Lawton  Trek to Himalaya Base Camp
 28 Nov  Malcolm Lewis  Christmas Bon Bons
 12 Dec  Christmas Dinner with the Ladies at The Hill
 Winter Break