Members’ Evening

This is our Member’s Evening, please note the earlier start time of 7.00pm

We will be entertained by six of our Members, recounting their interesting life experiences. This is our third Member’s evening and the first two were great successes, with some interesting tales told.


Last year we had seven speakers, Jim Treloar, our Chairman, read and discussed a passage from a book recounting difficulties experienced by speakers at ill prepared and inadequate venues, Tim Healey told us, with audience practical participation in chromatographic experiments, about the satisfaction of his chemistry teaching career. Peter Cook told us of his experience of being ‘bombed out’ in wartime London and survival in an Anderson shelter. David Cummings gave us an interesting presentation about his close encounters with Sea Eagles in the Lofoten Islands. Chris Schofield presented an amusing account of his frustrated attempts to photograph a Black Bear on Vancouver Island which ended with, no bear, or wolf and locked out of his car with a smashed camera. Professor David Parsons talked about his passion for collecting old maps and brought some old and interesting local maps. These were of great interest and David set up a viewing desk in the Newstead Room over coffee. Finally, Tony Ord told of how he and his Mother had crossed the Atlantic in 1942 on the Queen Mary, which relied on her great speed to evade the German Uboats.


There must be many more interesting stories in the lives of our Members and we look forward to hearing about them. The selection will be on a ‘first come’ basis, so if you have something to tell, make sure you let Tony know as soon as possible, February will soon be here!


Looking forward to seeing you all on the 22nd of September