2022: New Year, New Speakers

We are very pleased to tell you that the programme for the first half of 2022 is 80% complete now. And we’ve got a few new speakers on board to present on a wide range of topics.

We look forward to a talk on Quakers at War (there were a lot in Dorking) by Dr Frances Hurd; a talk on Dorking Music Hall by Brian O’Gorman, the official Historian of the British Music Hall Society; a talk on Anglo-Saxon Surrey by Kent-based academic William Aeres; a talk on the amazing women of the Temperance Movement (mostly from Surrey!) by Ros Black; and those of you interested in theatre/film and/or World War One will enjoy a talk by Pete Allen on the life of RC Sherrif, who wrote “Journey’s End” (probably the most famous play about World War One), was an officer in the East Surrey Regiment in the Great war. and had a long career as a film scriptwriter (e.g. for “The Dam Busters”)..

We also have talk by speakers many of you know, like Alex Bagnell (on Deepdene House) and Kathy Atherton (on Suffragettes and Socialists in Surrey), by , who many of you know. There will be other talks on topics in or close to Dorking, like “” and “The Royal Observatory at Abinger”

And there’s lots more – see the club programme pages

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