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Monthly Talks Autumn Term 2021

The monthly illustrated talks are normally held in the Wesley Hall at the Methodist Church in King Street (opposite the back of the Minster) and begin at 10:30. Teas and coffees are available from the counter on the ground floor from 10:00. Cost is £2 for members and £3 for non-members.

15 October - Brian Freeland
“View from the wings”
Brian has created a sideways look at theatrical productions from the stage manager’s point of view, developed from his experiences with everything from variety (Butlin’s Holiday Camps and the London Palladium) to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Scottish Opera and Sadler’s Wells Ballet. The stage manager’s view from the prompt corner is very different to that from your comfortable seat in the stalls or circle. Reality theatre; no retakes and - mirth alert, slightly saucy.

12 November - Alan Jenkins
“Terrorism - how to prevent it”
Terrorism - what can YOU do to prevent it?
How can you spot people who may be drawn into supporting terrorism?  What should you do if you have concerns about someone?
Alan Jenkins is a retired Dorset Police Inspector who worked in Counter-terrorism in Dorset and the South-West Counter Terrorist Intelligence Unit".   He will try and answer those questions!

3 December - Mike Hood
“40 Below - Antarctic Station”
40 years ago I was a member of team living and working at the British Antarctic Research station: ‘Halley Bay‘. The station was located on the edge of the Weddle Sea in the Antarctic.This was one of the most isolated communities in the world with its only physical link to the outside world by the annual supply ship RSS Bransfield. It would deliver all our years supplies of everything we required food clothing spares new experiments and replacement members. For 50 weeks of the year the only people for five hundreds of miles were the 17 base members, a mixture of researchers, doctor, cook, mechanics, carpenter and me as base electrician. The station had been permanently manned since 1956 exploring earth sciences, including meteorology magnetics and the base played an important role in the discovery of the ozone hole. We worked in all conditions summer and winter with temperatures plummeting down to -55C. In winter the sun did not rise for 3 months.

Friday morning, 10:30 Monthly Wesley Hall, Methodist Church Contact the organiser Spring Term 2022 talks