Weekly Talks

Fellowship’s Weekly Talks have become a Suburb institution over the last 12 years. 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.

During the past twelve years there have been literally hundreds of talks 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.

March 12th
‘Temple Fortune in the 1950s: Fragments of History’
Margaret Harris

March 19th
‘Elgar’s Voices – His public private voice’
David Mathews

March 26th
‘St Pancras 150’
Lester Hillman

April 2nd
‘Dame Edna Humphries or Barry Everage’
Ian Davidson

April 9th
DVD of the BBC  John Freeman interview with Professor Carl Jung

April 16th
The Australian Army Entertainment Unit
Ed Zanders

April 23rd
‘Surprise Lecture : Five Paintings from the Western Canon  :  Ways of Looking at Art’
Art Historian Laurence Wolff

April 30th
Using Counselling Skills in Everyday Life
Matthew Camplin

May 7th
‘What’s in a Piece of Silver? The Twilight of the Cavalry’
Michael Barcroft

May 14th
Chinese Attitudes to Europe
Francis Wood

May 21st
Van Gogh
Lucrezia Walker

May 28th
‘A Potpourri of Poetry’
Rabbi Dr Jeffrey Cohen

June 4th
‘The Road to Dunkirk and Where it has Led’
John Rimington

June 11th
Extracts from the play ‘The Return of George Meadows’ (the fictional poet who faked his own death)
Peter Phillips & Dinah Livingstone

June 18th
‘A Museum under a Mountain : The National Gallery’s Wartime Home’
Suzanne Bosman

June 25th

‘Eaten by a Lion and Other Cautionary Tales’

Roger Rose

July 2nd
‘A Trip to Greenland via the Orkneys and Faroes’
Bernard Johnson

July 9th
Little Concert by the Pupils of Brookland Infant School

July 16th
‘Hollywood & Interfaith Dialogue’
Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet

July 23rd
‘The Joys & Frustrations of being Principal of an Oxford College’
Sir Ralph Waller

July 30th
Desert Island Discs – an illustrated edition
Sally Botterill in conversation with eminent Suburb resident and philanthropist, David Cohen CBE

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