Monthly Talks Online

A series of regular monthly talks that take place normally on the first Tuesday of every month at 11.00 a.m. online via Zoom. A second talk may, on occasion, be organised later in the month
  To enjoy the talks you must have access to a desktop or laptop PC, or a tablet or a smart phone loaded with the Zoom app
  Registration is recommended to reserve a place

Tuesday 9 November 2021
Andrew-John Paterson: Organising your life

Do you dream of having a clean and sorted home…and life? In this talk Andrew will provide top tips for decluttering and practising minimalism and explore other ideas to inspire to living a simplified and organised lifestyle.
After building a career in education and moving into leadership, the many people he has worked with have shaped Andrew’s optimism for life and his positive communication skills. Andrew has a lifelong fascination with reducing and streamlining ideas into practical systems which led him to do the same with his physical possessions. He also loves to write, study, teach, perform, and communicate with others. You can find out more if you visit his website.

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Mike BlackThe seedy side of life
Ian ChristieDecadent London was where cinema was born : an online guided tour of the sites
Sandra ClarkWomen and crime in early modern England
Martyn CrucefixExploring the refugee experience through poetry
Stella DadzieA Kick in the belly: women, slavery and resistance
Sheila HaymanSenseless: is the artificial intelligent?
Fool’s GoldDark Light
Gordon HutchinsonHistory of Alexandra Palace
Gaye IllsleyLasting Power of Attorney
Jo LivingstonLiving history : there’s a lot of it about
Bernard LockettThe Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan
Tess LugoFrom evil wind to modern Qi: A brief history of Chinese medicine
Michael LumbUnderstanding performance art
Huren MarshReginald Uren’s remarkable journey
Vaughan MelzerFifty years of Chettle Court
John PearsonBlessed are the cheesemakers
Jack PriceThe Future of brain repair: the prospects for successful stem cell therapy
Will RathouseThe Archaeology of the Thames foreshore
Liz SichLa zona grigia – complicity and compliance amongst rural women, 1943-1944
Janet SutherlandFuture housing
Peter WebbErotic art
Peter WebbDavid Hockney as I have known him
Peter WebbMy Day With Dali
Peter WebbVincent van Gogh
Luisa WelchThe History of wine
Martin WilkinsonHow economic inequality damages minds, bodies and societies
Martin WilkinsonInequality : its effects on mental health and climate change, and what we can do about it

Also available
Talks given to the the 1960s and 70s Group

David HepworthOverpaid, oversexed and over there
Sarah ShawSecret diary of a 1970s secretary