Our Meeting Programme

Our full meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Hotel Metropole, Llandrindod Wells. We meet for coffee at 10:00am followed by a talk given by a guest speaker on a subject of general interest.

Prospective members are offered ONE free visit to any of our general meetings. Come along – you will be sure of a warm welcome!

For full details and meeting reports of previous lecture meetings, please visit our meetings archive page.

… interesting and informative speakers on a wide range of topics, learning about subjects I would never have considered

Forthcoming Meetings

Please note that the programme of meetings is subject to change. This page will be updated as and when changes occur.

14th March 2022

Radio Caroline – When Pirates Ruled the Waves

Brian Cullen

Brian takes us on a journey back to the 60’s with original pictures and audio from the UK’s first offshore commercial radio station.

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11th April 2022

A Right Royal Scandal

Dr Graham Cope

Telling the scandal of the relationship between Prince Frederick, the second son of George III, and Mary Anne Clarke.

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9th May 2022

Japan 1880 to present day

Derek Beddow

Comparing present day Japan to the 1880s when one of the first foreigners came to live and work in Japan after centuries of its isolation from the rest of the world.

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13th June 2022

The Kindertransport

Dr Andrea Hammel

The Kindertransport (German for “children’s transport”) was an organised rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.

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11th July 2022

The Saxon Era

Anthony Poulton Smith

Showing why the Saxon Era was anything but ‘dark’ and gave us a language, a system of government, many of the imperial measurements, and much, much more.

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12th September 2022

My Life at the Poles

James Cresswell

James will speak about his travels in the polar regions while working in the expedition cruise business. His talk will also cover the wildlife of the polar regions.

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14th November 2022

The Spaceguard Centre

Jonathan Tate

Jonathan Tate, director of the Spaceguard Centre near Knighton, will talk about the work of the Centre and share his enthusiasm for the wonders of astronomy.

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12th December 2022

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Bob Dennison

Local expert Bob Dennison will talk about the species you can find in Radnorshire and about their unique life cycle.

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