Our monthly talks take place during our autumn and spring terms; there are normally no talks during the summer term.
The 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 £4 for non-
Here are the details of forthcoming talks
19th JANUARY, VIVIENNE ARKELL – SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
Vivienne Arkell completed her Survival challenge inside the Arctic Circle in Finland in March2022.
The temperatures averaged at minus 24 degrees and Vivienne had to set up camp, cook and travel in bitter conditions for 5 days in a group of 18; the first British group to attempt this. It was not just a physical challenge but a test of emotional stamina and endurance.
Would you like to be inspired to go beyond your comfort zone? Or just come for the beautiful photographs she will show.
16th FEBRUARY, RON TAYLOR – THE SPICE OF LIFE
Come journey with the great explorers, Marco Polo, Columbus, Magellan and Drake who were all seeking the riches from the herbs and spices that changed our culinary lives forever. Plus providing our scientists with the basic ingredients for today’s medicines.
22nd MARCH, RICHARD BRIAN – EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY.
Everyone has been to school so has a viewpoint on education.
For over18 years I was the head-
I talk about my own experiences as a head-