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


2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. February 5th 2019 -Richard Thomas – From Flanders Fields to the Tower

The story behind the origin of the Remembrance Poppy and the creation of Blood Swept Fields and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in 2014, the commemoration of the centenary of the start of the Great War.

7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. March 5th 2019 – Andrea Cameron – Round and About Osterley.

One of the last surviving country estates in London, past fields and grazing cattle, just around the lake, the magnificent house awaits, resented as it would have been when it was redesigned by Robert Adam in the late 18th century for the Child family.

7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. April 2nd 2019 – Jonathan Fryer

Jonathan Fryer returns with another chapter in his life as a foreign correspondent, this time the title is “Tales from the front line”.

7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. May 7th 2019 – David Keen’s talk is entitled “Amy Wonderful”

He tells the story of Amy Johnson, the record breaking pilot and aeronautical engineer, using some of the images and the script which Amy herself used to raise funds following her remarkable solo flight from England to Australia in 1930.