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 June 2018: Medical Detection Dogs - Simon McKinna (This talk will follow the AGM)

This talk is about the charity Medical Detection Dogs who train dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases. This talk will give you an insight into the charity’s past, present and future.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018: Dangerous Neighbours: Living with Volcanoes - Prof Jenni Barclay (UEA)

Before becoming a professor of volcanology at UEA, Jenni Barclay worked as duty scientist at the Monserrat Volcano Observatory monitoring the volcano to provide warnings to the public. Her research at UEA includes determining how knowledge of volcanic processes and hazards can be use to reduce volcanic risk to neighbouring populations.


Tuesday, 23 October 2018: The History of Norwich Theatre Royal - Jason Raper

Come and join us for an afternoon of looking back across 260 vibrant years of theatre in Norwich. From the Georgian outset and the ‘Stock’ company, the Regency and Victorian years, through two world wars, the destruction of the old theatre, Dick Condon’s reign up to the present day. Many famous names have been through the doors and trod the boards of the finest theatre in the East; discover how this theatre has achieved its notoriety and fine longevity.


Tuesday, 27 November 2018: The History and Technique of Basket Weaving - Jonathan Carrie

This is a joint talk organised by the Garden Group. Jonathan Carrie makes his baskets using and incorporating hand cut materials from the Norfolk countryside. The baskets are unique and reflect the colour and diversity of Norfolk’s hedgerows. Jonathan is a member of The Basketmakers Association. The talk will include a demonstration of basket weaving.


Margaret Robins