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:

Thursday 13th December 2018

This month we are very happy to welcome to Faringdon local photographer and trainer Derek Gale whose talk is called, ‘How to take a better Photograph’. Derek is well-known to the photography group and will explain the art of improving our photographs and even give an insight into the technical aspects of this fascinating hobby.

Thursday 10th January 2019

We are very happy to welcome back Tony and Rosemary Hadland to entertain us with their exploits on the Falkland Isles which they have visited twice. However, nothing prepared them for the rugged beauty of the place and the fascinating wildlife. Rosemary took some amazing photographs which she will include in the talk.

Thursday 14th February

Our very own member, Anthony Burdall has promised a talk titled, ‘Alycone round Britain,’ the story of him sailing around Britain, this month. It promises to include some fabulous photography and sights that can only be viewed from the water. He will talk about the many ‘magic moments’ resulting from the weather, the places and the people he met. This is bound to be an enthralling talk about the dangers and the thrilling moments of a life-changing trip.

Thursday 14th March

Dinah Reynolds, a guide at the Ashmolean museum will tell us all about Ceramics and bring some of her very many artefacts to show us. Dinah is an authority on British ceramics and has worked for several years on the Ashmolean collection. She is a renowned author and an experienced speaker so we are very lucky that she has agreed to visit Faringdon.

Thursday 11th April

This talk by Valerie Calderbank entitled “A Tour of the Universe”, and illustrated by stunning images will be a whistle stop tour of the amazing planet that we live in and promises to be very interesting. Valerie is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an experienced international presenter and cruise ship lecturer. The talk will be light hearted, entertaining and not too technical but will include awe inspiring facts and stunning images.

Thursday 9th May

We are very pleased to welcome back as a speaker, our very own member, Ron Colyer. This time his talk is about “Renewable Energy Sources”. During the last few years there has been massive investment in renewable energy in the UK. So far, most of this has been in wind and solar and, whilst these are now making significant contributions to the UK demand, because of their weather dependence, they can never be the sole sources of energy. However, the UK has an abundance of other sources of renewable energy, including tides and tidal streams and these will be among the renewables discussed in the talk.