How (not) to make Money

Thursday 7th March 2019

Paul Chapman will give us an intriguing account of the many features that are embedded in modern banknotes that deter the counterfeiter from profiting from his labour.  The amazing complexity and multitude of these features, keep our currency safe.

Chosen Charity:  Rowans Hospice – care and support of people facing life-limiting illnesses.

Climate Change – Is it too Late?

Thursday 28th February 2019

Maddy Harland will explain the effects of climate change and the consequences of our present warming, how much longer can we go on ignoring our planets needs.

Chosen Charity The Earthworks Trust, The sustainability Centre aims to educate, enable and inspire people to make changes to the way they live and work.


Thursday 14th February 2019

Bruce McGavin, back by popular demand, will talk about Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and Block chain, the way we will trade in the future.

Chosen Charity:  The Fragile X Society – most common inherited cause of learning disability.  The Society provides information and practical guidance to support and empower individuals and families living with Fragile X.

Romania – Legacy of a Dictator

Thursday 7th February 2019

Graham Perolls who have visited Romania since 1975 has witnesses the dark shadow over Romania even after the dictator Ceaucescu was executed in 1989. He has seen the transition in that country will still goes on today.

Chosen Charity:  Hospices of Hope – help support the development of hospice care in the poor resourced countries of SE Europe

Walter Hussey- Art Collector

Thursday 17th January 2019

Walter Hussey spent a lifetime collecting modern art.  Lewis Kent from the Cathedral will discuss his legacy to the  city of Chichester which is much admired today.

Chosen Charity:  Royal Society for Blind Children – supports young people who are visually impaired.

Round the World by Motorcycle

Thursday 10th January 2019

Nigel and Sharyn Tailyour, two local pensioners from Emsworth motorcycled round the world camping and cooking as they went.  From here to Siberia, Kazakhstan, Vladivostok and beyond, Did they make it and how many cycles did they need? Come and find out!!

Chosen Charity:  Portsmouth Samaritans, supporting local people in distress or going through a crisis.

Brilliant Gin and Fever Tree Tonic

Thursday 6th December 2018

Graham and Gail Woolston who run Brilliant Gin in South Chichester will tell us the science of making Gin, the various tastes and mixing with award winning Fever Tree Tonic whose originator comes from Witterings!  Come and taste both ready for the festive season.

Chosen Charity:  Chestnut Tree House who care for sick and terminally ill children.

Hidden Chichester

Thursday 29th November 2018

How well do you know Chichester?  Andrew Berriman, a city guide will surprise you with 50 somewhat unusual sights, can you identify them?  Bring paper and pencil!!

Chosen Charity:  Diabetes UK – seeking to achieve a world in which diabetes can do no harm.

It’s a Balloon World After All

Thursday 15th November 2018

Rob Driscoll talks about his journey from creating simple 3 twist dogs up to his award winning ‘Lady and the Tramp’ sculpture.  He will give us the history of balloon twisting and demonstrate some incredible things that can be done with balloons, they are not just a simple children’s toy!

Chosen Charity:  Naomi House hospices provide expert care to more than 325 life-limited and life-threatened children in our southern area.