Forthcoming talks Forthcoming talks

All talks begin at 2.15pm (unless otherwise stated) in the Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey.


No response slips are required – just pay £1 per person at the door which includes tea and biscuits. Each member may bring up to two guests.


Tuesday, 26 February 2019: The Accent on Dialects – David Poole

This is a joint talk organised by the History Group. David Poole is retired now but spent his working life as a Chartered Accountant in public practice. He will, I think, disprove the theory that accountants do not have a sense of humour!


Tuesday, 26 March 2019: The Norwich Society – Vanessa Trevelyan

What’s the Norwich Society done for us? A look back at the achievements of the 95 year old Society and how it continues to be relevant today.


Tuesday, 23 April 2019: Glimpses of Hong Kong – Des King

This presentation provides a flavour of Hong Kong past and present and in particular the time of the handover back to China in 1997. There is an emphasis on moving people with the various means of public transport and how people live and work in this vibrant region of China.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019: Witches & Witch Hunting in East Anglia – Mike Wabe

Magic is one of those subjects that interests everyone, even if it is only a passing interest. Witches have always been associated with magic, so discover how a witch hunting mania swept through East Anglia. Hear how this man, Matthew Hopkins, spread terror amongst the populace and learn how he caused the deaths of so many women, although there were some men as well. Discover when the witch craze finally ended (or has it?) and see what you can do to protect yourself from a witch's spell.


Tuesday, 25 June 2019:  (after the AGM) Life and songs of Howard Keel - Martyn Shults

Telling the story of a Hollywood legend interspersed with a live performance of some of his most well known songs.



Margaret Robins