10 Jan Colin & Val Breed - The Zeebrugge Disaster
Retired Detective Chief Inspector of Kent Police will tell us the story of the channel ferry Herald of Free Enterprise which capsized outside Zeebrugge harbour on 6th March 1987.
7 Feb Fred Walker - Life in Imperial St. Petersburg
Our own local historian who has lived and worked in the Baltic, returns to give another illustrated lecture.
Please note that the January and February lectures are
at 2.30pm at St. Mildred’s Church Hall, Tenterden
7 March Ian Rumsley-Dawson – The land of the Polar Bear
The annual visit of our popular wildlife lecturer.
11 April Ian Bevan - Victorian Leisure and Pleasure
A return visit and illustrated lecture from Blue Badge Guide.
9 May Andy Thomas - The Crop Circle Mystery
A return visit from Andy who will explore the extraordinary phenomenon of crop circles and discuss possible theories which might explain them.
13 June Jane Eastoe - The Victorian Pharmacy
Local author, journalist and collaborator on the TV programme of the same name, will show how modern medicines are sold alongside centuries old herbal remedies and cures.
11 July Christopher Rudd - Edward Wilson of the Antarctic
An illustrated talk on Edward Wilson's life of courage , often under extreme hardship and challenge presented by the Polar Regions.
8 Aug Patrick Coulcher -The Natural History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
A welcome return to RAF retired naturalist and author.
12 Sept Martin Heard - Toulouse Lautrec & Bohemian Paris
talk discusses Toulouse Lautrec's private life in the context of the Bohemian Paris he inhabited.
10 Oct John Benjamin – The Intimate Jewels of Faberge
The well known jewellery expert from the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will give an illustrated talk on this iconic jeweller.
7 Nov AGM. Gary Enstone
– Row Yards for Kipling
The acting Property Manager for Batemans will talk about his work and the recent launch of the replica 534 boat that Kipling had built for his garden.
Please note that
the November evening meeting starts half an hour earlier, at 7.00 pm in order
to allow time for the AGM.