2021 Monthly Programme

13th January
Rosemarie Swinfield

Where's The Make-up Lady?

Rosemarie is a lecturer, a make-up designer and an author with an international reputation. After many years working in film, commercials, photography and theatre she has an extensive knowledge of period productions.

10th February
Cherrill Sands

Surrey Gardens.

Cherrill is a consultant garden historian with an MA in the Conservation of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens.  She has been a member of the Surrey Gardens Trust for over twenty five years.

10th March
Angela Young

The Aristocrat, the Able Seaman and the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic.

While working on her latest novel, Angela found letters between her great-grandmother, the Countess of Rothes, and Able Seaman Thomas Jones. Both survived the sinking of RMS Titanic.

14th April
Peter Batty

Hidden Gems of London.

Peter runs Circling The Square presentations and tours.

12th May
Ian Currie

The Day it Rained Crabs and Frogs.

Ian is a full-time weatherman, broadcaster, author, columnist, speaker and editor of Weather eye magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.  His talk will provide the explanation for seemingly bizarre local weather phenomena.

9th June
Tess Burrows

Grannies can do anything!

Tess is an adventurer, peace activist, author, speaker, healer, mother and grandmother. She will tell us the story of her gruelling race across the Antarctic wilderness to the South Pole. Tess will explain how as pensioners she and her partner found having a really big reason for doing something can make impossible things possible.

14th July
Richard Griffin

My Life as The Queen’s Personal Protector.

Richard ‘Dick’ Griffin is a retired Metropolitan police officer and former Royal Protection Officer to both HM The Queen and HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

11th August
Lucy Allen

Highs and Lows of a Stunt woman’s Life.

From Titanic to Cruella - since becoming a professional Stunt Woman in 1990 Lucy has performed numerous stunts for film and television.

8th September
Kate McBain

Oh for a slice of naughty but nice.

Cake baking, decorating and tasting.

13th October
Rev Henderson

Great Mysteries and Conspiracy Theories.

What really happened, what is the truth? An investigation into some of the world’s fascinating unknowns.

10th November
Annual Meeting

The Annual meeting.

The Annual Meeting is a constitutional requirement.  Members will have the opportunity to review the year’s programme of activities and the previous year’s Financial Statement will be presented for adoption.

8th December
Christmas Party

Christmas Party.