Weekly Talks

Fellowship’s Weekly Talks have become a Suburb institution over the last decade. These are at 2.30pm every Tuesday except for the Fellowship House close down periods in August and at New Year. All Suburb residents are most welcome. Admission is £1 for members and £3 for non members and includes tea and biscuits after the talk, an opportunity for a chat with friends and fellow residents.

There have been literally hundreds of talks during the last 10 years on as many different subjects from a myriad of speakers from North London and beyond. A randomly selected list shown below under ‘Previous Talks’ gives some indication of the range of subjects.

April 25th 2017
‘A Beginner’s Guide to Brass Instruments’
Bob Winter

May 2nd 2017
John Freeman in conversation with Edith Sitwell
DVD of the ‘Face to Face’ BBC TV interview

May 9th 2017
‘Lost London’
Phillip Davies

May 16th 2017
‘Joseph Wright of Derby’
Lucrezia Walker

May 23rd 2017
‘Both Sides of the Bench’
Judge Barrington Black

May 30th 2017
‘He Loves and She Loves’
A love story illustrated by songs by the Gershwin brothers.
Francoise Geller & Gordon Griffin

June 6th 2017
‘Corbett, Barker, Howerd, Allen, Dawson, Dodd – and Barry Humphies’
Ian Davidson

June 13th 2017
‘My Love for Kathleen’ – A Memory of My First Romance
Peter Falk

June 20th 2017
‘Saying it with Flowers’
Poet Peter Phillips reads flower poems and others from his collections

June 27th 2017
‘Are the streets now truly paved with gold? Conservation Areas turn 50’
Lester Hillman

July 4th 2017
‘1966 And All That’
A talk by Colin Gregory on the creation of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Dramatic Society

July 11th 2017
‘Cambodia : Towns and Temples’
An illustrated talk on his recent trip by local resident Ray Jones

July 18th 2017
‘Think Jessica’
A talk by Dale Bevington from a registered charity making people aware of scams.

July 25th 2017
‘Now I come to think of it – recollections of a life’
A talk by Roger Rose on his recently published autobiography.

The Great Fire of London – Lester Hillman

Orchids for Everyone – Professor Michael de Swiet

The Silk Road – Dr Frances Wood (former curator at the British Library)

Gender Indentity – Kirsten & Co from the Tavistock Centre

Hairdresser to the Stars – Barry Davis

A Blackbird Sang – David Matthews (Composer)

Viennese Operetten – Derek Scott

No School Tie – Peter Phillips (Poet)

Life in South Africa – Joy Barratt

Vegetarianism – Lisa Shend’ge

Elizabeth Louise Vigee le Brun – Lucrezia Walker (Art Historian)

Bridges – Klaus Falbe Hansen (Former Director Ove Arup)

An Orchestral Tour of India – Professor Rodney Slatford

A History of John Lewis – Amanda Timothy

Light in Medicine – Dr Peter Herbert

A Walk to Santiago de Compostela – Christine Battaye

Life as an Organist & Choirmaster – Jonathan Gregory (Free Church organist)

Medicine in Shakespeare – Professor Howard Jacobs

Russia: A Journey of Discovery – Helen Leiser

The Social Function of Humour – Martin Aaron

The Anne Frank Trust – Gillian Walmer (Co-founder)

Life on a Scottish Island – Richard Rowland

Royal Operations – Professor Harold Ellis

The Berlin Wall – Andrew Botterill

Blood – Phyllis Teasdale (formerly NHS Blood Service)

Musical Boxes – Dr John Reid

Wagner – Barry Millington (Wagner expert and music critic)

Britain in Bloom – Jim Buttress

The Soldier in Art – David Cohen

Autism – Lisa Dresner

Pilgrimage from Sienna to Rome – Ruth & Michael Jacobs

Field Marshall Montgomery – Angus Walker

Medecins Sans Frontieres – MSF staff

Chirality – Professor Laurence Barron

Birds, Music & Literature – Roger Rose

Octavia Hill – Pam Wright

Memories of Life under the Raj – Alison Newton

Life at Henrietta Barnett School – Oliver Blond (former Head Teacher)

Inflation in Tudor Times – Ken Carter

Evelyn Waugh & Basil Bouchier – The Rev Alan Walker

An Indian Portia – Kusoom Vadgama

Masorti Judaism – Rabbi J Wittenberg

A Week in North Korea – Tim Botterill and Elke Karskens

The Chinese Gooseberry Man – Geoff Hales & His Travelling Theatre