Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon.  We begin at 2:30pm with a welcome from the Chairman who also introduces our speaker. After the talk there is time for tea and biscuits and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones. 

The planned programme, in brief, for the  next 9 months is as follows:

Coronavirus – All Corn Exchange meetings are cancelled until further notice, but there will be Zoom virtual meetings instead.

The meetings on 13th August and 10th September are going ahead as Zoom meetings and an email will be sent to all members confirming this.

Thursday 13th August 2020

For our talk on 13 August we welcome one of our Committee members Danielle Mills who will tell us all about the work of the organisation, Medical Detection Dogs. This organisation trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Thursday 10th September 2020

This Zoom talk by Ian Keable- The Art of Trickery- How Magicians are seen in Paintings shows how magicians have appeared in art throughout the centuries, whether in paintings, satirical prints or cartoons.  The 18th and 19th century saw a proliferation in engravings and lithographs showing the magician both indoors and on the streets. Cartoonists and satirists delighted in linking politicians with skulduggery with images of them featuring the Three-Card Trick, Vanishing illusions or pulling a Rabbit out of the Hat. In addition, to bring the illustrations alive, Ian a magician will perform some of the tricks depicted which should be very interesting.