Bensington Society Talks​​​

The Society meets in the Benson Parish Hall on the last Friday of each month (7.00 for 7.30 p.m.)

 

Guest speakers are invited to talk on topics of local and wider interests.  Each talk lasts on average for 45 minutes. After the talk we serve an excellent buffet supper. Wine and soft drinks may be purchased from our bar throughout the event.

 

Please note - we take a Summer break and do not meet in JUNE, JULY or AUGUST. We also do not meet in November due to the early December meeting.

TALKS PROGRAMME - 2021

 

Having had to cancel our 2020 Talks Programme due to COVID19 we are delighted to be able to offer ZOOM talks to Bensington Society members. Members will be sent details by email of how to log on to ZOOM prior to each meeting

Friday 26th  February

"OXFORD BOTANICAL GARDENS & HARCOURT ARBORETUM”

An illustrated talk on their history and development

Timothy Walker

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Friday 26th March

"WILLIAM III - THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD”

William III as a crucial factor in Britain's emergence as a world power 

Professor Tony Claydon

Friday 30th April

"PLEASURE BOATING ON THE THAMES

An illustrated talk covering 150 years of pleasure boating and showing why some common perceptions about the river's history are misleading 

Simon Wenham

Friday 28th May

"SENTINELS OF THE SEA”

 the Amazing History of Lighthouses. A general introduction to "pharology" - the study of lighthouses and other navigational aids.

Mark Lewis