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. Where appropriate, our outings are linked with the speaker's topic. 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.
2019 TALKS PROGRAMME
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.
25 January - Early start at 6.30 for 7pm
AGM followed by
“Britain’s Airborne Early Warning System”
Britain’s AEW system from the 70’s through the present to the future
"The Sky at Night with a Laugh"
Local astronomer charts the night sky with a light touch
“Cardinal Thomas Wolsey: The Master Servant”
The man who took Henry VIII to the political summit
Prof Glenn Richardson
“The Loddon Brewery: A Tale of Fine Ale”
There will be ale and perhaps some cakes as well
"The Medieval Housewife"
Take a step back into a very different kitchen experience
"Thames Valley Recusants and the English Convents in Exile 1600-1800"
The families who sent their daughters to be educated in Europe
Dr Caroline Bowden
"William Morris and the Arts and Craft Movement"
An impression of the man behind the fine hand block prints
13 December - Christmas Party
“Flanagan and Alan Tribute“
Their songs and banter
James Mitchell and Oliver Williams