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

Coronavirus precautions

Although the risk is reduced we will continue to take precautions to help safeguard our members. At our monthly meetings we will ask you to sanitise your hands on arrival and we will be spacing the chairs out so people have the opportunity to sit in more isolated positions should they wish to do so. And we will continue to Zoom meetings for those unable to attend for what ever reasons.

The committee will continue to monitor the Covid situation Nationally and at a local level and will follow guidelines and take actions as necessary to protect the membership.

Forthcoming Meetings

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

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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8th August 2022

Birmingham Back to Backs

Gina Maddison

Gina was one of the last generation of children to grow up in the Birmingham Back to Backs. She will share her experience of growing up in the “Workshop of the World”.

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12th September 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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10th October 2022

Building Llandrindod

Stephen Ashley

Llandrindod was, for a while, at the cutting edge of building construction. Stephen’s talk will explore some of the interesting buildings around the town.

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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

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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9th January 2023

Hill and Dale, my Shropshire Year

Andrew Fusek Peters

Wildlife and landscape photographer Andrew Fusek Peters will talk about his love for landscape and wildlife photography and show some of his favourite photos.

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13th February 2023

On the Trail of the Welsh Cistercians

Julian Lovell

Examining the origins and history of the Cistercian monasteries in Wales with particular reference to Cwmhir Abbey.

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13th March 2023

An Introduction to Permaculture

Chris Evans

Providing an overview of Permaculture as a design approach for an ecologically sound way of living and producing food.

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