Meeting Programme

Following the Government instructions in March 2020 about the Coronavirus situation our meetings from April onwards have been suspended until further notice.

Please see our News Page for an update.




8th January

No Speaker (but please note date of meeting, a change from first Wednesday due to the New Year Bank Holiday).

5th February

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

First hand experiences of his participation in this challenging event by Andrew Harper.

4th March

If Dickens had a Camera.

Talk by our Wokingham PROBUS member and well known local presenter, Tony King.

1st April


Annual General Meeting – No Speaker.

6th May

Climate Change.

Why climate changes are happening. Understanding the facts and global consequences of our current ways of life, and what can be done.

Talk by internationally renowned expert, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, FRS.

3rd June

The Birds in your Garden

What the birds in your garden are, why they are doing what they do and how to encourage them.

Talk by Ailsa Claybourn.

1st July

The Joe Lyons Story.

The fascinating history of the famous catering company by a member of Lyons family, Neville Lyons.

5th August

No Speaker

2nd September

Annual Charity event.

Mrs Jackie Wilson Chair of Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly (WADE) will speak about the charity’s invaluable local work.

Members will be invited to donate to WADE after the talk.

7th October

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Potting Shed.

Gardening anecdotes by Nick Dobson. (This talk has been rescheduled from the originally intended date in October 2019).

4th November

Five Generations of a British Raj Family.

A unique insight into the culture and history of an Anglo Indian family by Jenny Mallin.

2nd December

Annual Christmas Lunch.