Category: Talks

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

FOCUS EVENT: Trees and woods

Saturday 30th November, at the David Sweet Hall East Croydon United Reformed Church starting at 14.30. Our annual Focus Meeting will this year concentrate on Trees and Woods. There will be talks by Aljos Farjon on Ancient Oaks in the English landscape and Sam Bentley-Toon on the Great North Wood Project. As usual tea will…

TALK: Vesta Tilley and her world

Monday 25th November, starting at 19:45 in the Small Hall East Croydon United Reformed Church. A talk by Keith Fawkes and Richard Norman. Vesta Tilley was one of the highest paid performers of the Music Hall era and making her reputation as a male impersonator. Her recorded songs and film clips will be used to…

TALK: All About Badgers

Wednesday 13th November, starting 19:45 at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. This talk by Ian Tilbury will cover the natural history of badgers, field signs to look for, their protection and persecution, badgers and people, planning issues, rescue and rehabilitation, with particular reference to the work that East Surrey Badger Protection Society…

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.