Tea and Talks series 2021

Tea and Talks are open to anyone who would like to come. Experts speak on a wide range of topics of local, national and international interest on (usually) the first Wednesday of the month from October to April. Each session is booked from 1.30-3.30 p.m. with the talk from 1.45-2.45 p.m., followed by tea, cake and conversation. Price £1 on the door. Admission is first come first served, so please come in good time to be sure of a place.

We're now planning our next series to start in January 2021, subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

To whet your appetite, here's what we covered last year:

2nd October 2019
Issues for Museums in the 21st Century: Laura Van Broekhoven, Director, Pitt Rivers Museum

6th November 2019
The Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space: William Whyte, author of Unlocking the Church

4th December 2019
The Dreyfus Affair: Ruth Harris, author of Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century

8th January 2020
The Future of Capitalism: Paul Collier, author of The Future of Capitalism: Facing The New Anxieties

5th February 2020
Gene Therapy: a brave new world? Deborah Gill, Professor of Gene Medicine

4th March 2020
The Iconography of Landscape Gardens: John Harrison, expert on Stourhead

8th April 2020
Being a Children’s Book Illustrator: Korky Paul, illustrator of The Fish Who Could Wish and Winnie the Witch

Other Upcoming Events (all subject to prevailing Covid-19  restrictions):

Community Christmas Carols  18 Dec 2020, 1630-1830

Film Club (monthly)

Tea Party (monthly)

Street Party and SMI Open Day 2021

Open Gardens 2021