Entries by Marilyn Humphrey

500 Years of Cambridge Spies

Thursday 20th June 2019 Craig Gershater, returns by popular demand, to explore the origins of spying particularly as this relates to Cambridge University. From Tudor times to the present day Cambridge spies often worked for both sides!  We will investigate. Chosen Charity:  Cancer Research UK – continues to develop cures to this illness.

Britain’s Seaside Piers

Thursday 6th June 2019 Graeme Payne, back by popular demand, gives a colourful and amusing tour of these unique icons of our British seaside resorts. Chosen Charity: Child Rescue in India – a charity that rescues abandoned street children and educates them in readiness for a better life.

Illness of World Leaders

Thursday 30th May 2019 History has been affected by illness and personal psychological characteristics of world leaders.  Robert Palmer describes how illness affected Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Anthony Eden, with personality disorder of Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Trump and Putin to name a few!  How different things might have been. Chosen Charity CHASE Africa – provides […]

Let’s Talk About Death

Thursday 23rd May 2019 Statistically 100% of us are going to die at some point!  Yet it is a subject very rarely talked about.  Steve Thomson and Bev Downie will discuss the issues, and what we can do to prepare, so we live until we die. Chosen Charity:  Remember My Baby – Professional photographer capture […]

Herge – the Shakespeare of Belgium?

Thursday 9th May 2019 Hugo Frey, lecturer at Chichester University will discuss The adventures of Tintin, the comic series by Belgium cartoonist Herge, who is a reporter and adventurer who travels the world with his dog.  Can Herge be compared with Shakespeare!? Chosen Charity; Red Cross UK  – helps people in Crisis, whoever they are.

The Seals of Chichester Harbour

Thursday 25th April 2019 Judi Darley  from Chichester Harbour Conservancy will introduce John Arnott, who will  give an illustrated talk on the Common and Grey seals found in our local harbours and studied by John a marine mammal expert. Chosen Charity:  Friends of Chichester Harbour – who support vital work in conservation, amenity and education […]

John Gilbert Winant A Great Friend to Britain

Thursday 11th April 2019 Peter Rice will explain how Gilbert Winant, US Ambassador to Britain in WW2, was a vital friend to this country.  He made sure that America could justify their support for us. Chosen Charity:  St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester – give palliative care to those with a terminal illness in the hospice and […]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Thursday 4th April 2019 Will Stokely sailed on several legs of the 40,000 nautical miles race, regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. Non-professional teams compete on a global race circuit of eight legs, across six continents.  It’s more than just a sailing adventure. Chosen Charity:  Unicef UK –  have a […]

Overlord Embroidery

Thursday 28th March 2019 Tracy Teasdale, Learning Officer, for Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum will tell the story of the 34 hand-stitched panels totalling 83 metres illustrating  D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The redevelopment of the museum transforms the way visitors experience this unique textile. Chosen Charity: The Portsmouth D-Day Museum Trust which reopened in 2018 […]

Winner of the Johnson Press South Awards 2017 for Outstanding Contribution to the Community!

October 6th 2017 Talks at Six were delighted to win the South award in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community’. After 18 months we have had 54 talks, raised over £7,250.00 for various charities with a total audience of over 2000. We would like to thank the Speakers for their time and interest, the Charities who have told their […]