Bi-Monthly Lectures 2023

Thursdays at 2.00pm in St Barnabas Church Hall, Main Street, Swanland.   Click on image for directions Direction map

Lecture meetings are held at 2.00pm on the first and third Thursdays in each month from September to July. Admission is sent by flyer to each member, there can tea/coffee during but sadly you have to supply your own.

To read a Speakers Biography please click on Speakers Name if link available. Also if there is a recording of the Lecture you can click on the 'Subject Title' to watch it, also to view earlier recorded lectures please go to the link at bottom of page for lectures 2020-2021.
Date: Speaker: Subject: About:
01st September 2.00pm Colin Bradshaw Saints, sinners, sailors and smugglers - amongst others! Colin will talk about some of the famous people who visited or lived on the North York Moors. In his role as a Voluntary Ranger for the National Park he has researched their stories and illustrated these with photographs.
15th September 2.00pm Malcolm Brooke Bomber Command The Story Of One Squadron.
06th October 2.00pm Graham Buckton The Convoy Rescue Ships. The convoy rescue ships accompanied Atlantic convoys in World War 2 to rescue survivors from ships that had been attacked. These were typically small freighters with passenger accommodation converted into rescue facilities. Theirs was a demanding role in a very dangerous situation.
20st October 2.00pm Mike Grey The Birds In Your Garden. Mike will be telling us what we didn't know about the birds we see everyday in our garden. From their feeding habits to their love lives this promises to be a fascinating talk.
03rd November 2.00pm Malcolm Lawrenson Death in Ancient Egypt November 2022 is the month scheduled for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza. The celebrations will be timed to coincide with the centenary of the discovery of a sealed tomb in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter on 5th November 1922.
17th November 2.00pm Peter Barnard (and others) Life As A Tudor Musician. Henry VIII was a musician and this talk covers everything from the daily lives to the status in Tudor society of musicians. We will be able to see ( and hear!) their instruments and learn about the musical trends and theories of that period. Peter Barnard is well known on the Lincolnshire Folk scene and an expert on the Tudor period.
01st December 2.00pm Margaret Hanson. The things they carried - the human touch. ….a journey visiting History, Literature, Philosophy, some smiles and one naughty word.
15th December 2.00pm   Christmas Event / Carol Service???  
05th January 2.00pm   New Year Forum Details to follow
19th January 2.00pm      
02th February 2.00pm   Christmas Event / Carol Service???  
16th February 2.00pm Anne Sherman Victorian Deaf and Dumb / Carol Service???  

The Lectures we had in August 2020 - July 2021 can be viewed HERE!