FEBRUARY 1ST 2018 - PAUL LEDGER – HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

How an abandoned puppy became one man’s lifeline. They look like man and beast in perfect harmony but this is not just any partnership. Meet hearing dog Yorick and his owner Paul Ledger, 64. Two years ago, as a five-week old puppy, Yorick was left for dead in a dustbin in Ireland. Now after being trained by the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity, he alerts his deaf owner to everyday sounds.

MARCH 1ST 2018 - DAVID TADD - THE FORENSIC RESPONSE TO THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN TSUNAMI

The boxing day tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused devastation and loss of life around the Indian ocean. David Tadd who, at the time, was the head of forensic investigation for Scotland Yard and was one of the forensic odontologists from more than 20 countries contributing to the identification process conducted in Thailand in response to the tsunami devastation.

5th APRIL 2018 - ALAN WISE - MAKE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE

Alan is a clinical psychologist who treats the strains and stresses of life. Alan will tell us how we can make sure that we use most effective and efficient methods and tools, to maintain mental harmony in our lives.

3rd MAY 2018 - SPEAKER AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Change to published order of this meeting :

We will meet for our usual drink and chat at 1.45pm. At 2.10pm we will hold the Annual General meeting which will be followed, at 2.40pm, by the speaker who was unable to talk to us at the cancelled March meeting.

David Tadd will tell us about the forensic response to the South East Asian tsunami.

The boxing day tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused devastation and loss of life around the Indian ocean. David Tadd who, at the time, was the head of forensic investigation for Scotland Yard and was one of the forensic odontologists from more than 20 countries contributing to the identification process conducted in Thailand in response to the tsunami devastation.

7TH JUNE 2018 - CHAPEL DOWN, ENGLANDS LEADING WINEMAKER

England's leading winemaker and one of the UK's most exciting drinks companies

Chapel Down produces a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, together with the award-winning range of Curious beers & cider.  Their sparkling wines are created using the Traditional Method, the same as Champagne, from fruit sourced from the South-East of England.

5TH JULY 2018 DEAN BLACKSTOCK - CHIROPRACTIC AND POSTURAL TIPS

Dean is the Director and Chiropractor at Paddock Wood Chiropractic Clinic and for the past 12 years has been serving communities, businesses and sports clubs across Essex and Kent. With a long history and special interest in Sports and Fitness he has added a raft of techniques to my clinical expertise which enables him to tailor plans for the individual. Getting people out of pain is important, but the question posed is “once you’re out of pain, what are the things that you want to be doing?” Getting out of pain is the ‘easy’ part, staying that way with our hobbies, work, exercise, diet etc. is the real challenge.

2ND AUGUST 2018 -TIM MOOREY - THE MOST POPULAR ACTIVITY – CROSSWORDS

Crosswords Demystified

Solve those cryptic clues you thought you’d never crack and learn the tricks of the crossword setter's trade under the expert guidance of Tim Moorey.

Tim is a professional crossword setter with many years' experience of adult teaching. He sets puzzles for a wide range of publications, including The Sunday Times, The Week, MoneyWeek, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times (Listener), and International Living magazine. He is a Consultant for Chambers Dictionaries and is the Cluru (Agony Uncle) for the Crossword Club

6th September 2018 - Paul Adams - "ROCK AND ROLL WILL NEVER DIE"

Musician and entertainer Paul Adams will take us on a musical journey through the 1950’s. This is a mixed audio visual presentation with pictures, music and live singing

4TH OCTOBER 2018 - INTEREST GROUP SIGN UP MEETING

There will be no speaker this month. Instead this will be your opportunity to meet the interest group conveners. Find out what is happening in the groups that appeal to you and sign up for a new group. 

8TH NOVEMBER 2018 - JUDGE CHRISTOPER BUCKWELL - THE EXPERIENCES OF AN IMMIGRATION PANEL JUDGE

Immigration judge Christopher Buckwell will explain what has to be done, the rules and regulations of appeals, bail applications and credibility: examples of excuses and reasons why the applicants believe they should be allowed to remain in the UK and finally BREXIT “all change”.

6TH DECEMBER 2018 - PETER WOODLEY - BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BBC

Peter gives a light-hearted account of the trials and tribulations of making a TV programme, based on his 45 years experience in the business.