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 aims to increase public awareness of D-Day heritage across the UK.

Precious Metals Gold Silver Platinum

Thursday 14th March 2019

Alastair Alexander will tell us where these metals are found, how they are mined and refined, their properties and chemicals used in electronics, petrochemicals, for pollution control, as well as jewellery and photography.


Charity:  Cure Parkinson which research cures for this  illness and alleviating symptoms.

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.