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.

November 13th
‘Czech Lands’
Helen Leiser

November 20th
‘A Dive into the Archives: The Early History of the Suburb’
John Atkin

November 27th
‘How the Falloden Way saved the Suburb’
Terry Rand

December 4th
‘Walter Starmer’s War’ An illustrated presentation
The Reverend Alan Walker has recently come across more information about Walter Starmer’s wartime service and examples of his art. He painted the murals in St Jude’s originally commissioned as a war memorial. Starmer spent the entire First World War in France with the Red Cross and the YMCA.

December 11th
‘Varengeville-sur-Mer – Hampstead-Garden-Suburb-on-Sea’
Elinor Delaney

December 18th
‘Women in the Armed Forces and their Path to Achieve Combat Roles’
Kathleen Sherit (ex RAF)

January 8th
New Year’s Party for Fellowship Members

January 15th
‘From Behind the Wardrobe’
Reminiscences of a Professional Double Bass Player
Rodney Slatford

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