Monthly Talks Online

A series of talks that take place occasionally on the first Tuesday of every month at 11.00 a.m. online via Zoom.
  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

Upcoming talks will detailed here

  Recordings of many of the talks are available to members who email Please include your membership number in your request. A file will be send for download via the file-sharing service WeTransfer.
  This file should be downloaded within seven days of receipt,, after which it will not be accessible. Your timely action will save you sending another request and our CEDu3a volunteer of having to go through the rigmarole of sending you a replacement link.

Mike Black : The seedy side of life
Ian Christie : Decadent London was where cinema was born : an online guided tour of the sites
Sandra Clark : Women and crime in early modern England
Martyn Crucefix : Exploring the refugee experience through poetry
Stella Dadzie : A Kick in the belly: women, slavery and resistance
Sheila Hayman : Senseless: is the artificial intelligent?
Fool’s Gold : Dark Light
Gordon Hutchinson : History of Alexandra Palace
Gaye Illsley : Lasting Power of Attorney
Jo Livingston : Living history : there’s a lot of it about
Bernard Lockett : The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan
Tess Lugo : From evil wind to modern Qi: A brief history of Chinese medicine
Michael Lumb : Understanding performance art
Huren Marsh : Reginald Uren’s remarkable journey
Vaughan Melzer : Fifty years of Chettle Court
Andrew-John Paterson : Organising your life
John Pearson : Blessed are the cheesemakers
Jack Price : The Future of brain repair: the prospects for successful stem cell therapy
Will Rathouse : The Archaeology of the Thames foreshore
Liz Sich :La zona grigia – complicity and compliance amongst rural women, 1943-1944
Janet Sutherland : Future housing
Peter Webb : Erotic art
Peter Webb : David Hockney as I have known him
Peter Webb : Hockney’s stage set designs
Peter Webb : My day With Dali
Peter Webb : Vincent van Gogh
Luisa Welch : The History of wine
Martin Wilkinson : How economic inequality damages minds, bodies and societies
Martin Wilkinson : Inequality : 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 Hepworth : Overpaid, oversexed and over there
Sarah Shaw : Secret diary of a 1970s secretary