The Society’s 2020-21 Online Talks

DETAILS ON HOW TO LOG IN TO THE ONLINE “ZOOM” TALKS WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL NEARER TO EACH EVENT

Thursday 15th October 2020 7.30 p.m.

Chris Bell. Storm Chasing in the Great Plains of the US
Chris, from Houston Texas, joined Weatherquest in Norwich in 2005. Chris has a keen interest in severe storms and tornadoes and has made many trips to the US to investigate these phenomena

Thursday 12th November 2020 7.30 p.m.

Karl Lumbers. The Trinity House (Lighthouse) Story
After a career in the Merchant Navy and later in Marine Insurance, Karl is now a member of the Younger Brethren Ambassadors Group of Trinity House. He will recount the fascinating 500-year story of the Corporation of Trinity House since the granting of its Royal Charter by Henry VIII

Thursday 10th December 2020 7.30.p.m.

Richard Jones. A Christmas Carol – a virtual tour
Richard Jones, of London Walking Tours, who will be dressed in Victorian costume, will take us on an enchanting virtual tour around the locations featured in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Sunday 20th December 2020 4.30.p.m.

David King. Christmas Quiz
David will lead us through a special Christmas themed quiz. With multiple choice questions and a wide range of subjects (from Christmas Past to Santa’s World and from Seasonal Screenings to Norfolk Noel) there should be something for everyone

Thursday 21st January 2021 7.30 p.m.

Douglas Justins. The Milk of Amnesia
Douglas Justins qualified in Australia and became a general practitioner in the Outback. He is now a retired Consultant Anaesthetist from St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He has sailed non-stop from Sydney to Dover in the Financial Times Clipper Race and he is the author of “First Aid at Sea”. However, his talk will cover the history of anaesthesia and the use of analgesics from ancient times to the modern day.

Thursday 18th February 2021 7.30 p.m.

Dan Smith: The Peer and The Gangster: A Very British Cover-Up
The story of ’the scandal that history forgot’. In 1964 the police were investigating an improper relationship between a Conservative Peer and a gangster but what followed was an extraordinary cover-up the full extent of which has only started to become apparent since 2015.

Thursday 18th March 2021 7.30 p.m.

TBA

Friday 16th April 2021 7.30 p.m.

A very special FakSoc Quiz by Zoom