Charlie, who is a well known local author and broadcaster, will tell us how each invading force, whether it be the Angles, Saxons, Vikings or Normans, have affected the sounds of our language. He will show how we have adopted words from all over the globe into our language to be followed by a dialect tour of the British Isles.
Dr Twigs has worked in historic landscapes for over twenty years, commencing with her studies on medieval parks and expanding into gardens and landscapes of all periods. Her present career consists of lecturing, research, writing, publishing and crafting landscape management plans, visiting historic sites and indulging an enduring fascination with the history of female gardeners. She will be speaking about the life and work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Landscape, Art and Dame Nature.
David is a well known presenter on Radio Suffolk on the Night Skies and the wonders of astronomy. He feels able to understand how baffling it can be to the layman therefore his presentations are all designed to inform and entertain in equal measure. Astronomy need not be as complicated as folklore would have you believe.
A welcome return of Richard to the Apex. This year he will be looking at the Golden Age of Piracy on the Spanish Main, Blackbeard, Ann Bonney and Major Stede Bonnet to mention a few. Nasty baffling and plain failures, that’s Pirates!
Dr. Ashworth a lecturer at the UEA and an expert on Laser techniques will tell us everything we want to know about lasers, a fascinating subject which many of us know little about.
Peter is a member of the Bury St Edmunds U3A and has been speaking on behalf of the East Anglia Air Ambulance for many years. He will be looking at how the charity began, its organization, running costs and some interesting incidents.
Rob is a SCUBA diver who has been diving for 12 years. He is joint coordinator for the Marine Conservation Society’s Sea search project in the region conducting underwater surveys and training others to do the same. He will be speaking about the amazing variety of life off the coast of Suffolk and Norfolk.
Jane is Chairman of the Lavenham Society and has extensive knowledge of the history of Lavenham. She will be speaking about the Medieval period of this famous Suffolk Village.