Monthly Speaker Program 2022

13th January – ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’

GOSH Children’s Charity supports the hospital and its patients by funding four key areas: Rebuilding & Refurbishment, Support for families and children, Research and Life-saving medical equipment.

10th February – ‘Vicky Wilkinson – Glass Artist’

Vicky is a glass artist based in rural Lincolnshire. She will talk us through the unique properties of glass and the specialist ways of working with it, her personal experiences training and working in fused glass and where she draws inspiration.

10th March – Squadron Leader Mark Sugden ‘RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’

The RAF BBMF operates out of RAF Coningsby and maintains and operates 6 spitfires, 2 Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a C47 Dakota and 2 Chipmunks. They are flown to celebrate and commemorate public and military events.

14th April—Dr Julian Onions ‘Galaxies-One Gigayear at a time’

What are galaxies, how are they classified, how are they formed, what do we understand about their lives, and how many pretty pictures can Julian fit in to one talk.

12th May – Martyn Fuller ‘Recycling Facts & Fictions- How Your Bin can Save The World’

Veolia are innovators committed to focusing on carbon reduction by preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.

9th June— ‘Age UK Lindsey – Get Involved’

Age UK Lindsey is an independent local charity, working to promote and improve the well-being of older people in East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire. Katie and Lin will talk us through their initiatives and projects.

14th July  – ‘The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun’ by Eric Jackson

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter.  The talk describes the discovery of the tomb, its layout and the principal items found; and also what happened afterwards including the so-called ‘Mummy’s Curse’.

11th August — Trevor Rogers ‘Gardening in The North’

What are the key adaptations we gardeners must make to succeed in a less than perfect climate? Trevor is a fruit growing consultant and horticultural speaker, as well as finding time to be a volunteer gardener at Gunby Hall.

8th September —Jeff Jacklin—‘Life in the NHS – It Only Hurts When I Laugh’
Experiences of a Hospital Dr with some background history of the NHS and comedy video sketches from Tony Hancock and Ronnie Barker.

13th October – David Ingleby ‘We Are The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’
The Battlefields of two World Wars are largely gone but the graves, cemeteries and memorials remain moving reminders of the events that took place there. David will give us an introduction to the history and on-going work of the CWGC.

10th November AGM

8th December ‘The Music Makers -Handbell Ringers’

Have you ever seen handbell ringers in action and wondered how they do it?  Cat and her group will give us a performance and then invite members up to ‘have a go’. A bit of fun for Christmas.