TALK AND LECTURE PROGRAMME 2023/24
Friday November 24th 2023 - 6.30pm - Jubilee Hall
Sir Alex Younger
" A spy's view of a disconnecting world ".
After serving in the Scots Guards Sir Alex joined SIS as an intelligence officer. His service included Europe, the Middle East and as head of Intelligence in Afghanistan . He was Chief of SIS(MI6) from 2014 to 2020. He will talk about past and current threats including briefly outlining the current UK security apparatus.
He will look at the security implications for the UK of all the various changes happening throughout the world especially China, Russia and the Middle East.
This will be a rare opportunity to hear directly from the most recent head of MI6 ( SIS ).
We expect the talk to be very popular and hence we have booked the Jubilee Hall.
Please put the date in your diaries. You can also invite your friends. All welcome. This is a ticketed event.
You can book by clicking on the link below
You can also book by phone by calling the Jubilee Hall on 01728 454022 or by calling into the Jubilee Hall Box office in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12pm.
It will be a great evening.
TALK AND LECTURE PROGRAMME 2022/23
Friday September 23rd 2022 - 6.30pm - Jubilee Hall
"Climate Change is real and in Aldeburgh NOW"
Lord Deben, John Gummer, an acknowledged international figure in the world of climate change talked to us on its implications for Aldeburgh. He is Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, as an MP represented Suffolk constituencies for over thirty years, and as a minister was hailed by BBC Wildlife Magazine as ‘the environment secretary against which all others are judged’. He discussed what the world and in particular Aldeburgh can expect as climate change takes hold.
Friday October 28th - 6.30pm - Aldeburgh Library
Frances Gibb "A Time and a Place. George Crabbe Aldeburgh and Suffolk."
Frances Gibb will be telling us all about the poet George Crabbe and his relationship with Aldeburgh and Suffolk.
George Crabbe, eighteenth-century poet, clergyman and surgeon-apothecary, is best known for ‘Peter Grimes’
Her book “A Time and a Place” was published earlier this year.
Friday March 17th 2023 - 6:00pm Old Generator Station
Chris Bally Chief Exec East Suffolk District Council
"East Suffolk; where do we go from here?"
Chris is the new Chief Executive of the Council. He will be talking about where he sees the council going in years to come, its challenges and of course how we will cope with the Energy Projects which are concerning us all so much.
Friday May 5th 2023 - 6:00pm Old Generator Station
Ian Le Gros: Royal Horticultural Society
"Gardening in this time of change"
Ian is the Chief of Site at Hyde Hall. Amongst his many responsibilities he has been responsible for the creation of the Wildwood and the Dry Garden. All very relevant at this tine of climate change.
TALK AND LECTURE PROGRAMME 2021/22
Thursday November 25th - 6.30pm - On Zoom
Join us for a zoom talk by Simon Amstutz
"Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as National Assets"
The Suffolk Coast and Heath AONB Manager will be giving the first of our winter lecture series on Climate Change, Aldeburgh and environs
Friday 17 December -6:30pm on Zoom
Hugh Somerleyton of Wild East
“Creating a wetter, wilder, woodier future”.
Have a look: https://www.wildeast.co.uk/
14 January 2022 at 6:30 on Zoom
William Kendall, environmentalist, entrepreneur and organic farmer, will be speaking to us with James Cameron "On the Future of Food and Farming"
Our zoom talks are only open to members, join as a member here.
Links to the recordings of all these talks have been sent to members. If you missed the link please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be one more talk in this series - Watch this space!
LECTURE PROGRAMME 2020/21