Talks

Our Monday evening meetings, with speakers, are held at the Adastra Hall (Keymer Road, Hassocks) from September to the end of April.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.  All talks start at 7.45 p.m.


24
Sep

Talks

“Side saddle Travels in England with Celia Fiennes ”

Dr Janet Pennington is a well-known speaker. She will talk about the intrepid explorer Celia Fiennes, who in 1690’s, explored England riding side saddle on a horse. I am sure that we are all looking forward to hearing about this remarkable woman.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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08
Oct

Talks

“AGM followed by Return to Norway ”

We are pleased to welcome Shirley Siems , who is one of our members. She will show us slides of her memorable trip to Norway

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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22
Oct

Talks

“National Coast watch Shoreham ”

Laurie Hayes will describe the valuable work of the unit in promoting safety at sea.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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26
Nov

Talks

“Why is Church Lane so steep? ”

Bill Avenall is a retired geography teacher. He explains how the physical geography of the area they live in impacts on people’s daily lives.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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10
Dec

Talks

“Christmas Meeting with seasonal refreshments and seasonal speaker ”

 

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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14
Jan

Talks

“Gongoozling for beginners ”

Neil Sadler is a well-known local speaker who will tell us about his hobby of barge travel .

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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28
Jan

Talks

“The Search for Wallace’s spider ”

In 2006 a spider was found in a jar at the museum of Natural History. It was from the Beagle, Darwin’s ship. Ray Hale talks about his quest to prove that the spider was collected by Alfred Russel Wallace.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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11
Feb

Talks

“Extinct birdwatching ”

Michael Blencoe is connected with the Sussex Wild Life Trust at Woods Mill. He will share some of his vast knowledge with the audience in an illustrated talk about extinct birdwatching.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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25
Feb

Talks

“Anamazing Animals ”

We are pleased to welcome Steve Bridger, the son of one of our members. He will bring and talk about a variety of different animals and invertebrates.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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11
Mar

Talks

“Shepherds of the South Downs ”

Ian Everest will give another of his fascinating talks about farming in Sussex.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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25
Mar

Talks

“The Greatest Treasure House in England - Petworth House”

Frances Farrar- Brown is a new speaker to the Field Society. She is looking forward to meeting us and talking about the wonderful treasures at Petworth

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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08
Apr

Talks

“Roman Sussex - Patricia Mc Burney memorial lecture ”

David Rudling is an anthropologist and will talk about his findings connected with the Roman period.

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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29
Apr

Talks

“The Most Beautiful walk in the World ”

Kev Reynold’s talk centres on his trek among the Himalayan mountains. We all enjoy Kev’s talks and brilliant photography,

The entry fee, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, is £1.50 for members. Visitors are also very welcome – entry fee £2.

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