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Purley Lit – New Talks Programme Oct 2015 – Mar 2016

A new season of lively and interesting Purley Lit talks begins in October, held in the URC hall (next to Purley Hospital) all starting at 8pm. Contact Margaret Hall, 020 8668 1764, for membership (£22 for eleven talks) or try the Lit out as a visitor (£5 entry). More details on the web site:  

Tuesday 6 October 2015 Andy Robertshaw: My Involvement in the Filming of Warhorse Military historian on advising Steven Spielberg about WWI battlefields  

Tuesday 20 October Martin Lloyd: Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies Passport author picks out the treacherous highlights of its history  

Tuesday 3 November Alan Radbourne: One Pound Challenge               How a young geography graduate turned £1 into more than £20,000 in a year  

Tuesday 17 November Prof Anthony Dayan: A Medical Garden – Cures and Quacks in History Dangerous plants: who poisons for profit and how plants help medicines  

Tuesday 1 December Gordon Gillett: Laugh your way to the Bank this Christmas Christmas entertainment of tips on how to be better off without cutting back  

Tuesday 12 January 2016 Russell Bowes: Dig for Victory Hitler and the ‘forgotten army’ of Land Girls, plus propaganda for gardeners

Tuesday 26 January Major Paul Whittle:  Viceroy Special: Images of Sri Lanka Beautiful island tour from vintage steam train via colonial railway lines  

Tuesday 9 February Nicola Moorby: Mr Turner and the Thames Art historian with an evening of stunning paintings by JMW Turner

Tuesday 23 February Colin W Brown: RNLI Fast-moving talk with Lifeboat rescue film-footage, video, slide and sound

Tuesday 8 March Brian Pettit: Wildlife of the Falklands High Definition digital show of animals and plants at the edge of the Antarctic

Tuesday 22 March Louise Raw: The Matchwomen How women match-factory workers were first to oppose working conditions

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