Speaker Helen Poole is a historian and archaeologist. She has many interesting talks on a variety of subjects, but her great interest is in Anne of Cleves. Anne was Henry VIII’s fourth wife, briefly.  She agreed to an annulment and remained in England for the rest of her life. She was referred to as the […]

This meeting will be our AGM and will be held in the Christian Centre and online via Zoom. The Brinks-Mat talk will follow. Speaker Ian Brown started as a beat constable in the Lake District and rose to become Detective Inspector in the Metropolitan Police. His 30-year career involved the Krays, the Sweeney, armed robberies, […]

Siobhan Clarke is a guide lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces based at Hampton Court Palace. She describes how our Christmas rituals evolved from Christian liturgy, pagan rites and the influence of the monarchy. She explores Christmas at court from the middle ages to the present day and how the royals have influenced our own celebrations, […]