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Our 2023 - 24 Programme

Please look on the website in case we have to cancel, or change a speaker at short notice.

Meetings start at 8pm (unless otherwise stated) in the Philippi Lounge, Christ Church
adjacent to 861, Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2BN.

Pedestrian and public transport routes to Christ Church are here (opens in new page).
Driving suggestions can be found here (opens in new page).

Date Speaker Subject
10th Oct Ian Bevan Historic Greenwich
24th Oct Bernard Winchester The Crystal Palace High Level Railway
7th Nov Mark Stevenson From Riddle to Lion: Recent Archaeological
Fieldwork in the Borough of Croydon
21st Nov Tom Oliver The Work of the City of London Commons
5th Dec Carol Harris Ernest Shackleton and the
Endurance Expedition
1st Jan 2024 A Very Happy New Year to all our Members
9th Jan Ian Westworth Restoring Big Ben
23rd Jan Francesca Murray Exbury Gardens and the Rothschilds
6th Feb Michelle Ernoult Around the Beehive
20th Feb John Hickman Notable Women of Norwood
5th Mar...
Change of speaker
Tony Harris In-costume presentation of Margaret Thatcher
19th Mar...
At 7:40 pm A swift AGM for 2023-2024... Followed by
Change of speaker Jennifer Sturdy The Gold Lyre of Ur

The current programme is available for downloading here (opens in a new page)

For posterity, the 2022 - 2023 programme is here

If you have suggestions for good speakers or topics,
please send them to us, using the email link below. Thank you!


Purley Literary Society 3rd March, 2024 v 1.9
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