Our talks programme 2019
Date Subject Speaker
21-Jan-19 My Life as a Shepherdess
"Dianna Bowles OBE is an Emeritus Professor of Biology at York University"
Dianna Bowles



Letters from a Far Away Laddie
“Sue is related to one of our members and her family history is based in Nidderdale. The le􀆩ers were
sent from her grandfather to his fiancée in 1899 about places he had visited in The Holy Land and

Sue Mcgeever

Perennials for Pleasure
"Highlighting the plants that we can successfully grow in Nidderdale. Pat is a well-known local plants
woman and opens her garden at Yorke House to the public"

Pat Hutchinson
15-Apr-19 The Birds in your Garden
“Mike is an Ambassador for the BTO’S Garden
Birdwatch which involves publicising the work of the trust. The talk is intended to involve those who
watch birds in their garden, and those who don’t will hopefully join our survey"
Mike Gray

AGM - Plus a talk on a Holiday in Antarctica
"Jacqui is one of our members and is going to give an illustrated talk about this adventure"

Jacqui John
16-Sep-19 Parks in the Harrogate District
"Sue is the Horticultural Officer at the Council. She designs the flower beds we all see around the
district and landscapes open spaces"
Sue Wood

The Big Freeze of 1947
“During a varied career David has worked in the university sector and has designed modern history courses for educational organisations”

David Davies

Olicana to Vivand’s Mere
“An old friend of the Society, this time Roger will talk to us about a journey along The Dales Way,
looking at the landscape, history and communities on the way”

Roger Oldfield

Most talks are delivered with audio - visual aids. There is a loop system installed in the hall for those with suitable hearing aids. Wheelchair access is afforded, although there is a small sill to cross at the entrance door.