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 13th
September 2022
The History of Greyfriars ChurchMalcolm Summers
Tuesday 11th
October 2022
The Life of Eva BraunRichard Anderson
Tuesday 8th
November 2022
Bletchley Park During
World War II
Charles Coultas
December 2022No talk
January 2023No talk
Tuesday 14th February 2023The Saxophone and My Life as an Army MusicianJon Woodhouse
Tuesday 13th
March 2023
Our Lost WorldAntony Wood

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 27th
September 2022
The Lost Treasure of JerusalemJohn Brearley
Tuesday 25th
October 2022
The History of Reading HospitalsLionel Williams
Tuesday 22nd
November 2022
In the Footsteps of the IncasNick Brazil
December 2022No talk
Tuesday 24th
January 2023
Curiosities in the Cotswold
Alan Copeland
Tuesday 28th
February 2023
A.G.M.
Tuesday 28th
March 2023
The History of Windsor 700 -1800Dr. David Lewis,
FSA

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 7th December 2022Christmas Carols and Readings Service
Tuesday, 17th January 2023Winter Lunch