Our meetings are held on a Monday evening, usually the first Monday of the month, at The Kingsley School Hall (see How To Find Us page for a map).
Our talks start at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome; the admission price for non-members of the Association is £3.
UPCOMING MEETINGS – 2019/20
7th October 2019
Afghanistan – working with the front line
Master of the Lord Leycester Hospital, Heidi has worked as a military advisor and other roles in one of the more demanding parts of the world.
4th November 2019
The birth of the jet engine, the politics and the fight to make it happen. Barry is the Chairman of the Midlands Air Museum and is an authority on Frank Whittle.
2nd December 2019
Antartica, Falklands and South Georgia
The South Atlantic is probably the finest wildlife destination on the planet. This talk takes us from the mass of Penguins and Elephant Seals on South Georgia, surely the jewel in the crown of the South Atlantic, to the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica.
6th January 2020
Dr Robert Pryce
3D images are a Victorian innovation and Dr Pryce’s demonstration presents us with images of Victorian Leamington not seen for many years. The second half of the talk is devoted to natural history photography – specifically insect life.
3rd February 2020
The KGB and the Cold War
Keith is a retired diplomat with postings including Russia and the Caribbean. He will share his insights into the KGB and the Cold War.
2nd March 2020
Trinity House is the official authority for lighthouses in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. Captain Wells tells us its story from inception to present day.
6th April 2020
Upton House Conservation Team
Ceramics, Fabric and Stone
Upton House’s Conservation Team join us to tell us about the work they do at both Upton House and Farnborough Hall. The Association has donated funds for the conservation of ceramics at Upton and the structure of the temple at Farnborough.
11th May 2020
How Coventry Cathedral was built
Richard is a guide at Coventry Cathedral and has a wealth of knowledge on how the new Cathedral was envisaged and built as an iconic landmark of reconciliation.
UPCOMING OUTINGS – 2019
Friday 16th August
Renishaw Hall and Gardens
Tuesday 3rd September
See the latest edition of Oak Leaves for further details on these outings