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.

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

July 16th
‘The American Civil War in North London’
Lester Hillman

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

Fellowship House Annual Closure

September 3rd
‘Why a Defibrillator?
John Mathias, Chairman of Fellowship

September 10th
‘The Real Dragons’ Den’
Dr Richard Hargreaves

September 17th
From Glinka to Tchaikovsky : The Story of Russian Chamber Music’
Robert Max

September 24th
‘Medieval to Modern : A Journey Through Poetry’
Margaret Hall

October 1st
‘John Betjeman’
Terence Atkins : Organist and Choirmaster

October 8th
‘My Encounter with Gorillas’
Peter Falk

October 15th
‘Wellbeing in Older Age’
Dr Pam Schickler

October 22nd

October 29th
The Garden Choir with Francoise Geller

November 5th
‘An Introduction to the Alexander Technique’
Carolyn Simon

November 12th
‘The Cabinet & Its Committees : Not So Secret’
Colin Gregory

November 19th
‘Les Annees Folles : Music, Art, Style and Glamour between the Wars’
Deborah Calland

November 26th
‘Square Memories : A Resident’s Recollections of the War Years in North Square’
An illustrated talk by Andrew Botterill

December 3rd
‘The World’s First Animals’
Professor Roger Mason

December 10th
‘Dorothea Jordan : Famous Actress and Royal Mistress’
Tamara Rabin

December 17th
‘Rats, Raspberries and Surgeons’
Dr David Shanson

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