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2024

January

 Dereck Wheeldon.”Medical Detection Dogs”

2023

December

Nick Abel, Manager, Cambridge Waitrose. “Running a Supermarket during and after Covid”

November:

Mac MacDonald:”The Commonwealth War Graves Commission”

September:

Bob Dawkins: “Who said Accountancy was boring?

August:

David Duker: The Tally Ho Project. David’s book, hot off the press: ‘One of Our Own’.

July:

Mrs Julie Spence (Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire): – The Duties of a Lord Lieutenant.

June:

Prof Catherine Barnard – Brexit: Where are we going?

May:

Tour of Madingley Hall Gardens with the Head Gardener.

April:

Louisa Riley-Smith: Kettle’s Yard – An Enduring Legacy in the 21st Century.

February:

William Hale: Cambridge University Library – A voyage through Time & Knowledge

January

Ian Mather: Cambridge United & Cambridge Arts Theatre – A play in two halves.

2022

December

Arthur Brookes: Christmas Quiz

November

Prof. Beverley Glover

“Cambridge University Botanic Garden: a unique role in addressing global challenges”

September

Denise Schoenberg (Professional watercolour artist)

Demonstration of watercolour techniques and tricks

August

Professor Sir Mike Gregory

Founder, Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University

“Making the Most of Ideas – why manufacturing still matters”

July

James Piper (Headmaster Perse Prep School) “Who’d want to be a Headteacher in the 21st century?”

June

Julian Garratt – “An Alaskan Journey”

May

Alan Paul (Marshalls Aerospace retd)  – “Marshalls – past, present & future”

April

Duncan Rodgers – Addenbrookes Charitable Trust  “The Work of the Trust – Fund Raising for Robotic Surgery”

February

Michael Coles “Where Did You Get that Hat? – Travels of a Collector”

January

Adrian Boggust: “An Adventurous Caver – or a misspent youth?”

2021

December

Arthur Brookes: Christmas Quiz

November

Anne Datson: “To Be or Not To Be” (on the stage)

September

Julian Garratt: “A Miller’s Tale” – reminiscences of Spillers

August

Arthur Brookes: “Walking the Himalayas – A Trek to Everest Base Camp”

July

Stephen Brown: “Life at Namulonge, Uganda 1962-72”

June

Edmund Brookes: “The Wild Atlantic Way”

May

Chris Chippendale: “The Value of Lasting power of Attorney”  Summary https://www.probusonline.org/summary-of-talk-by-chris-chippendale-lpa-made-simple/

April

Martin & Sylvia Jones: “Mysteries of Easter Island”

March

Adrian & Caroline Boggust: ” Why are you here?” – A Newfoundland Tale

February

Brenda Bishop: “The Life of a Camp Follower”

January

Anne Datson: “Barber & Wigmaker to the Lord Chief Justice”

2020

December

Arthur Brookes:  Christmas Quiz

November

Stephen Brown: “Snow and Ice in East Africa”

October

Geoffrey Datson: “Mozart’s Incredible Final Year”

September

Bill Block: “South Georgia”

August

Arthur Brookes:  “Cambridge American Cemetery – The early days”

July

 Edmund Brookes: “Surf to Summit, or 0 – 9500’ in 15 Minutes”.

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