Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Caversham Heights Society

FORTY years ago this autumn, the society was founded to provide a series of lectures on

FORTY years ago this autumn, the society was founded to provide a series of lectures on topics of interest to people living in Caversham and Emmer Green in particular, though the area from which our members now come has widened beyond Caversham.

The name was chosen because the society always holds its meetings in the hall attached to Caversham Heights Methodist Church on the corner of Highmoor Road and Woodcote Road and many of the founding members belonged to the church.

The society has grown in numbers to a membership of just over 200.

Besides lectures, the annual programme also offers several day outings to places of interest, a theatre visit around Christmas time, a trip to the Proms and a mini-holiday in May. Not a bad programme for a membership fee of £15.

The new season begins on Wednesday, September 16 when Ed Simons, film producer and chairman of the Kenton Theatre in Henley, will regale us with stories of working with various superstars.

Two weeks later, as term begins at the oldest university in the English speaking world, Oxford, Alastair Lack will talk about the History of Oxford Colleges.

Then, on October 21, Jeff Rozelaar, author of Bacon and Bagels: The Post War East End, will talk about his life growing up in a poor Jewish family in London’s East End.

These are just a few of next season’s talks and are designed to whet the appetite.

For more information about the society, please call our chairman Jill Hodges on 0118 959 5307 or email her at

New members are always welcome.

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