Category: Talks

Posts about upcoming or past talks and lectures, as part of our events programme.

TALK: The life and times of Old Palace

Monday 23 September, 19:45 in the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reform Church. A talk by Janice Barter. Croydon Palace is a building of tremendous historical significance hidden in Croydon old town. A medieval manor that was for centuries a residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury, it suffered years of decline from the 18th century…

TONIGHT’S CNHSS MEETING CANCELLED (11th September 2019)

Our sincere apologies but it has been necessary to cancel the meeting of tonight Wednesday 11th September due to illness of the speaker. We hope to see you at other events – those this month are as follows: Wednesday 18th – ENTOMOLOGY SECTION MEETING. Beginners Room, ECURC. Sunday 22nd – ECOLOGY WALK – “Fruits and Fungi”. Meet…

TALK: The Magic of the Mind

Wednesday 10th July, starting 7.45pm at the Small Hall East Croydon United Reformed Church. A talk by Michael Symes, a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, who is involved with curating the Museum at the Magic Circle in addition to performing regularly.  He has a particular interest in the history of magic and…

TALK: The Great Fire of London

Monday 24th June, starting 7.45pm at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. By Andrew Warde, an official City of London guide. The Great Fire of London in 1666 devastated two-thirds of its buildings. The talk is not only about the devastation of the City but also about its amazing recovery.

TALK: The Big Croydon Birdwatch

Monday 3rd June, starting 7.45pm at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reform Church. By John Birkett. This talk looks at the history, planning and some results of the BCBW which is an annual bird race monitoring birds in Croydon.

TALK: Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather

Monday 29th April, 19:45 at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. This talk is by Tessa Boase, author of the book of the same name. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines a very different women’s campaign caught the public imagination: to save birds from the cruel fashion for feathered hats.…