Jean Rogers

Our September 2021 speaker is a local actress who has had a long and varied acting career . She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and joined…


Bill Alder

Bill Alder is our August 2021 speaker on Georges Simenon, author of the well known Maigret series of detective novels. Bill Alder has worked in the Department of Languages at…


Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard, one of our newer members,  will be talking about Diaries and Letters for our April Ist meeting. He taught English for many decades and studied at Exeter University,…


Elizabeth Merry

Elizabeth will be speaking on March 4th, 2020 on Lord Byron and his heritage of storms, his romantic inheritance and artistic legacy.

Elizabeth has over 25 years experience lecturing to adult audiences in UK, Europe and Australasia on various subjects including literature and poetry, classical art and architecture and aspects of the visual arts.

She has worked for WEA, Universities of Bristol and Southampton, Royal Society of Arts, Jane Austen Society, Thomas Hardy Society, and NADFAS.

She has been a co-lecturer on arts study tours to Europe and in the UK has run study weekends on Jane Austen, the Brontes and Thomas Hardy and given lecture tours in Australia and New Zealand.

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Alastair Alexander

Alastair will talk at our 5th February 2020 meeting about his personal selection of Ten Short Story Writers. “My choices may be controversial and I hope that might lead to…