Talks Programme 2021

The Charlton Society usually holds talks on matters of local interest, normally on the third Saturday of every month, in Charlton House, or, on occasion, The Assembly Rooms, from 2.30pm. Due to the pandemic, throughout 2021 The Charlton Society hosted meetings online, but we are delighted to say we are now returning to hosting face-to-face meetings at Charlton House, the first was on 16th October 2021, which was the AGM when a new Committee was selected, the next will be 20th November 2021. We welcome as many participants as possible. Where possible we also upload the presentations on to the website, please go to the Online Presentations 2021 tab.

For the full proposed schedule for the remainder of 2021, please click here although please bear in mind the programme could be subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. The Committee is currently preparing a Talks programme for 2022.

 

Next presentation:

20th November 2021: Henry Stuart, presented by Committee member Seraphim Newman Norton

This will be our second face-to-face meeting since the pandemic. The meeting will begin with an introduction by the new Chair, Ruth Dodson. There will be refreshments afterwards.

The Talk is on Henry Stuart, son of James 1, brother of Charles 1, who grew up at Charlton House. His untimely death at the age of 18 has given him the moniker of ‘The Lost Prince’, as the king the country never had. Staunchly Protestant he had a huge interest in the arts to rival the Medicis. Seraphim Newman Norton explores his life and legacy, and what could have been.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Previous presentations:

– 16th October 2021: Charlton Society Annual General Meeting + presentation by Cllr David Gardner on the Challenges Facing Woolwich

– 18th September 2021: Volunteering for the Lewisham nature reserves, presented by Nature Conservation Officer, Jessica Kyle (virtual presentation)

–  17th July 2021: Charlton, Past & Present through postcards and photos, & SOVAP update, presented by Carol Kenna, Chair, The Charlton Society (virtual presentation)

–  17th July 2021: Charlton, Past & Present through postcards and photos, & SOVAP update, presented by Carol Kenna, Chair, The Charlton Society (virtual presentation)

– June 19th 2021: Some Homes for Heroes by Dr Michael Passmore (virtual presentation)

– May 15th 2021: The Greenwich Gas Industry by Dr Mary Mills (virtual presentation)

– April 24th 2021: A Day in the Life Of a Mayor in Lockdown by Mayor Linda Bird (virtual presentation)

– March 20th 2021: The Women of Well Hall Estate in WW1 by Lynne Dixon (virtual presentation)

– February 20th 2021: Charlton Sports by Tim Anderson (virtual presentation)

– January 16th 2021: The History of the Mulberry Tree by Dr Peter Coles (virtual presentation)

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Suggestions for future speakers and subject matter are always welcomed, let us know: click here