Events Programme 2017 & 2018

Our talks take place in the Woodway Room at the Town Hall, Market Way, Chudleigh.
Talks commence at 7.30pm. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits are offered after the talk.

2017

Friday 20 January 2017
The Work of a Toastmaster
Illustrated presentation by Mike Underwood who takes us behind the scenes.

Friday 17 February 2017
The building of Buckfast Abbey
Illustrated presentation by Mark Cottle telling the story behind this magnificent building.

Friday 17 March 2017
Footsteps of the Yarari
Illustrated presentation by Ian Biles relating a journey to the world’s highest lake.

Friday 21 April 2017
Genetically Modified Crops
Illustrated presentation by Mark McNair who discusses whether this is an ancient science or a modern anxiety.

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Visit to Buckfast Abbey

Friday 19 May 2017
Who cares about food and farming?
Illustrated presentation by John Wibberly highlighting topical issues about the food we eat.

Friday 17 June 2017
Walking through Spain
Illustrated presentation by Terry Brighton – many have dreamed about walking to Santiago de Compostela … but few have done it.

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Visit to Ugbrooke House

Friday 15 September 2017
A Devon Coroner
Louisa Nicholson helps us to decide whether the TV programme was reality or fiction?

Friday 20 October 2017
Exeter Canal
Illustrated presentation by Jack Knott who will tell us about the construction of one of England’s oldest canals.

Friday 17 November 2017
Restoration of Ugbrooke House
Illustrated presentation by Lady Clifford, highlighting the changes that turned a granary store into one of England’s finest country houses.

2018

19th January 2018
Working in Post Colonial Africa
Illustrated presentation by Ray Frost

16th February 2018
Limekilns
Illustrated presentation by John Risdon

16th March 2018
Chudleigh’s Amazing Wildlife
Illustrated presentation by Dave Smallshire

20th April 2018
Landscape Architecture
Illustrated presentation by Dee Haas

18th May 2018
The Development of Haldon Forest as a Recreation Park
Illustrated presentation by Toby Bowen-Scott

15th June 2018
Introduction to Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) and its future in England
Illustrated presentation by Peter Jackson

21st September 2018
Challenges facing British farming
Illustrated presentation by Andrew Butler

19th October 2018
The Exe Estuary: man-made changes through the last 2,000 years
Illustrated presentation by Antony Buller

16th November 2018
Mining in the Teign Valley
Illustrated presentation by Nick Walter