Afternoon Talks

Talks start at 2:00pm and are in the Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE. There is no local parking, but all main bus services are just a short walk away (Jackson’s Corner Bus Stop). The talks last about an hour. There is no booking required to attend talks. Members please bring your membership card. Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

Tuesday 8th
March 2022
‘We Are Not Amused’ said
Queen Victoria
Antony Wood
Tuesday, 12th
April 2022
Berkshire County CouncilClive Williams
Tuesday, 10th
May 2022
Shackleton’s Antarctic ExpeditionGeoff Sell
Tuesday, 14th
June 2022
Fancy a Cuppa –
The Story of Tea
JulyNo talk
AugustNo talk
Tuesday, 13th
The History of Greyfriars ChurchMalcom Summers

Evening Talks

Evening talks start at 7.30pm and are held in St. Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, RG6 1EY.  There is parking in the school playground (further along Church Road), and for those with difficulty walking some limited parking is available in front of the hall.  The Number 17 bus is just a few minutes walk away (Three Tuns Stop).  The talks last about an hour.  There is no booking required to attend talks.  Members please bring your membership card.  Guests may also attend and will be asked to pay £2.00.

Tuesday, 22nd
February 2022
Tuesday 22nd
March 2022
Life of the Victorian Bookseller of
Reading – George Lovejoy
Tuesday, 26th
April 2022
Failed to ReturnTony Eaton
May 2022
The Challenges of Building the London EyePaul Baxter
Tuesday, 28th
June 2022
Four Oxfordshire Country
Alastair Lack
Tuesday 26th
July 2022
A Stroll in the ParkPeter Halman
Tuesday 23rd
August 2022
Quiz Night – No Talk
Tuesday, 27th
September 2022
The Lost Treasure of JerusalemJohn Brearley

Other Activities

Each of these activities is arranged individually but they do require booking.  Booking arrangements are similar to day trips and these activities are included in the booking form sent with member’s bi-annual newsletter.  Spaces sometimes remain available for these events after the closing date.  To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the Organiser. 

Wednesday, 1st June 2022Summer Lunch
Tuesday, 23rd August 2022Quiz + Fish and Chip Supper