Entries by Marilyn Humphrey

Charms of Rural Churches

Thursday 27th February 2020 Sally Rieder will talk about the quirky churches she has visited in England, from the exotic to the simple, painted to the plain, these stories  will come alive with her extensive slides. Chosen Charity:  Riding for the Disabled – Arundel Branch – helping disabled people to enjoy the thrill and freedom […]

Survive to Thrive

Thursday 6th February 2020 Jonathan Huxley, will discuss how in our modern world rational thinking has taught us to simplify the complexity of the world and our emotions have become hijacked to corrupted our decision-making processes. Can we develop more holistic problem-solving methods? Chosen Charity:  Stonepillow – who provide accommodation and food for the homeless.

SkyLab Station

Thursday 30th January 2020 Mike Whittle was the medical officer, supervising the Skylab medical experiments in several scientific areas.  The talk describes the mission and the speaker’s involvement. Chosen Charity:  St Wilfrid’s Hospice – with their new facility in Bosham, they give their specialist care in the community.

A History of Broadmoor Hospital

Thursday 23rd January 2020 Paul Devonshire will chart the historical development of the legal provision for ‘mentally disordered offenders’ which lead in 1863 to the building of the high security psychiatric Broadmoor Hospital.  He will  describe some of the well-known inmates. Chosen Charity:  SAGE Counselling – brings domiciliary counselling service to people with mobility problems.

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 […]

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.

British Flowers Rock

Thursday 31st October 2019 Ben Cross is a 4th generation commercial British Alstroemeria grower from Sussex who will talk about how this sustainable crop is grown.  With over 90% of cut flowers being imported we need more support and awareness for British Flowers! Chosen Charity:  Shoreham dogs Trust – Our mission is to bring about […]

Lines of Enquiry

Thursday 24th October 2019 Simon Brett will talk about his life as a writer and producer in Crime and Comedy and then perform his latest one-man play on Police Procedural – Lines of Enquiry. Chosen Charity:  NSPCC – Every childhood is worth fighting for, an organisation protecting children in the community.

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 […]