Ralph holds a first class honours degree in classics and has a lifelong interest in history. He is also a prize-winning author.
Sarah is a very experienced speaker and author and musician. She is also a council member and trustee of Suffolk institute of archaeology and history and is currently chair of the friends of Suffolk record office. Her latest book is entitled ‘The little history of Suffolk’. Note. This event is on the second Tuesday of the month
Charlie is returning by popular request and this time he will give definitions of local surnames. If you would like your surname included please let the committee know in November as Charlie has requested around 40 surnames preferably 4-5 weeks prior to the lecture.
By his own admission Roy is a very passionate about churches insisting that each one has a unique character. Roy taught religious education at a high school in Ipswich and is a lay canon of St Edmundsbury cathedral.
Dr Twigs Way is a popular speaker and following her talk in 2019 was requested by members to make a return visit.
(NB 4th Tuesday) Tracy talks about her past and time in prison, where she discovered her love of pigs. She formed the ‘Giggly Pig’ company and her motto is ‘From Farm to Fork’.
(NB 2nd Tuesday) Dr Hawkins is a medical historian. Her research focuses on the understanding of ailments, injuries and bodily fluids. Joy is a lecturer in humanities at the University of East Anglia.
(NB Change of date from the printed programme - 4th Tuesday) A history of marriage. Tony and Kate are professional speakers and playwriters. Check out Tony Neobard on the internet and read the play at the end – it will make you think twice about getting an Alexa thing!
(NB Change of date from the printed programme - 4th Tuesday) Linda and Sue will talk about hedgehogs. What we should do if we find an injured animal and how to look after them in our gardens.