Polar Bears of Svalbard

Thursday 5th December 2019

Alan Key will give a presentation of the wildlife of the Svalbard  Archipelago in Norway, a rugged remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering Polar Bears, reindeer and foxes.

Chosen Charity:  Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust –  protect local wildlife and inspire people to love nature through their beautiful nature reserves.


City Livery Companies

Thursday 28th November 2019

Michael Swan, who was master of The Worshipful Company of Founders in 2018, will give us an insight to City Livery Companies, their origins, purpose and relevance today.

Chosen Charity: The Samaritans – aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

What can we do about rising Econimic Inequality

Thursday 7th November 2019

After Climate change, rising economic inequality is the greatest challenge facing our Western societies.  Roger Brown will talk about the impact of such inequalities, the causes, and proposals for tackling it.

Chosen Charity:  MENCAP – concerned with all forms of mental health and disability.