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, 27 February 2018: A Bishop, a Quaker and a roll of wire netting – Barbara Miller

This is a joint talk organised by the History Group. The 19th century was a difficult period in the history of Norwich, methods of work were changing and old practices die hard. There were men who were influential in effecting change and giving new life to the city.



Tuesday, 27 March 2018: Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich, 1923-2017 - Phyllida Scrivens



Tuesday, 24 April 2018: Sir Alfred Munnings – Horse Painter Extraordinaire! - Charlotte Crawley

A natural and brilliant painter of horses and many other animals, Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) lived nearly all his life in East Anglia. Hugely successful in his own day, his paintings command ever higher sums in the art market today.

Art Historian and Curator Charlotte Crawley, became an admirer of Munnings whilst working for years at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.



Tuesday, 22 May 2018: The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Tony Diamond

Since everybody knows everything already about the 6 wives of H8, I just made up a lot of stuff and I wonder whether you'll be able to tell the difference? Spot my six deliberate errors! Win a Cadillac signed by Ann Boleyn! A splendid time is guaranteed for all.



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.


Margaret Robins