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Programme of Meetings 2021-22


We anticipate that Zoom presentations will be necessary throughout 2021. Details of the programme from January 2022 will be published when the situation becomes clearer.

Please log-on early for each presentation; we suggest at 7.15pm, in case there are any automatic updates to your viewing software.

Zoom meetings start at 7.30pm. to avoid disturbance late commers cannot be admitted.


             ZOOM SPEAKERS FOR 2021-2022 PROGRAMME YEAR, (until end December)

Meeting date



17 Sept.

Prof.Sarah Richardson

The Women who won the Vote in Warwickshire 

Just over 100 years since women first gained the vote, 

Professor Sarah Richardson will be exploring the history of suffrage and of the women who fought for the vote in Warwickshire. 

Speaker: Professor Richardson is the Deputy Head of the Department of History at the University of Warwick and the author of articles and publications on women’s suffrage, gender and the role of women in society. 

15 Oct.

Dr Nick Humphris

Chedworth Roman Villa - a guided to

Chedworth Roman Villa was one of the 10 largest and most opulent villas in Roman Britain. A small Iron Age settlement was taken over early in 2ndC; the villa went through several development phases extending well into the 5thC; and the site was still in use in medieval times. 

Speaker: Dr Nick Humphris, engineer and scientist had a varied career in science, industry and as a university lecturer.  He joined the National Trust at Chedworth Roman Villa in 2012 as a volunteer site guide and outreach speaker

19 Nov.

Sean Callery


Titanic: Marvels, Myths and the Midlands 

Learn how the world’s most famous ship - and wreck - was built and sailed. This tragic story of how the great liner Titanic sank on its first voyage is awash with marvels, mysteries and myths.
Titanic had many surprising connections with the Midlands and Cotswolds. Find out why the ship had a fake funnel, discover the irony that it had two ice-making machines, and meet the heroes and villains of the sinking.

Speaker:  Sean Callery, Blue Badge tourist guide and author of four books about the great ship


Sam Loveday

Seven Wonders of the Peak District 

“Of the High Peak are seven wonders writ. Two fonts, two caves, one palace, mount and pit “.

So wrote the philosopher Thomas Hobbes in 1636 at a time when the Peak District was considered a strange and sinister place. Hobbes’s list of seven wonders became a tick list for early visitors to the region, who came in search of wild and sensational experiences

Speaker: Sam Loveday is Blue Badge tourist guide who lives at the foot of Kinder Scout in the middle of the Peak District National Park.

21 Jan.



18 Feb.



18 Mar.



15 Ap.






17 June