Lecture Programme

Lectures will take place in the Parish Hall, Christ Church, Ealing Broadway. Please note that the November, January, February lectures will start at 2.00pm and the March – October lectures will start at 7.30pm.

Loop system available for those with hearing problems.

Lectures are free to members with a charge of £3 for visitors


1st August – Mr Dustin Frasierwood “The history of collecting and arranging libraries”.


5th September – Mr.Richard Thomas : “A Day in the Life of a Thames Tug”. A close look at the work done by the Cory tug General VIII, which is one of a fleet of seven vessels engaged in the movement of refuse lighters for the Western Riverside Waste Authority. The talk features a voyage from Wandsworth to the aptly named Mucking in Essex. It gives an insight to one of the remaining commercial operations on the tidal Thames.


3rd October – Mr.Gerald Morgan : “Dinefwr, a Phoenix in Wales”   The births, downfalls and rebirths of the Dynevor family and the Dinefwr landscape until final disintegration seemed certain, only for the National Trust to step in to save the mansion, family portraits, demesne and deer park, form a truly remarkable saga.


7th November – Ms. Yvonne Jackman “The rebuilding of St.Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire of London”.   Within one week of the Great Fire of 1666 Sir Christopher Wren had drawn up designs for a new Cathedral for London, but it was not until 1675 that he was able to start the re-building. This lecture will look at the way Wren’s final design evolved into the Cathedral we have today.