Friday, 03 December 2021

True renown is when you don’t need a headstone

True renown is when you don’t need a headstone

Nigel Rees on “From gravestones to graffiti” | Ewelme village hall | Friday, November 19 NIGEL REES, the creator and host of Radio 4’s ...

 

Radio 4 host’s talk should be quotable

Radio 4 host’s talk should be quotable

THE broadcaster and author Nigel Rees is giving an illustrated talk at Ewelme village hall next Friday (November 19). Rees, 77, has ...

 

Help film for victims of abuse

AN activist from Henley has made a film of her talking about child sex abuse to help raise awareness. Emma-Jane Taylor, who has ...

 

Imaging the past

Imaging the past

AN online talk on the secret archaeology of the Chilterns is being hosted by the River & Rowing Museum on Tuesday. Dr Edward Peveler ...

 

Crossrail talk online

CAFÉ Scientifique Henley is hosting an online talk on how the Elizabeth Line was built under London — and how future generations will ...

 

Celebrate heritage with guided tours

GUIDED tours will be held in Caversham as part of an annual heritage celebration. Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of ...

 

Adventurer is back from the wilderness

Adventurer is back from the wilderness

TELEVISION presenter, author and adventurer Ben Fogle will be sharing some of his tales from the wilderness this month. The ...

 

Cricket legends to reunite for charity

Cricket legends to reunite for charity

THREE cricket legends are joining forces for a fund-raising event in aid of Sonning Cricket Club and the Lord’s Taverners later this ...

 

Bestseller at festival

NOVELIST and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is the first author to be confirmed to appear at this year’s Henley Literary Festival. He ...

 

Children meet some unusual creatures at the library

Children meet some unusual creatures at the library

CHILDREN were able to handle snakes, snails and geckos during a half-term animal roadshow at Wargrave library. Luke Quirk, of Quirks’ ...

 

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

Mum’s the word at literary festival talk

THE author of a bestselling book about motherhood is to give a talk at Henley town hall this spring. Giovanna Fletcher will be in ...

 

Commentators are going for broke in their war on ‘woke’

Commentators are going for broke in their war on ‘woke’

TWO of Britain’s leading social commentators are joining forces to tackle what they see as the problem of political “wokeness”, writes ...

 

Talk on why castles aren’t all they seem

Talk on why castles aren’t all they seem

“THE re-use of castles” is the subject of a talk being hosted by the Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society on Wednesday ...

 

Author swears bad words have always been with us

Author swears bad words have always been with us

ANYONE who has ever ventured an opinion in public will know the feeling of being hemmed in by what it is and is not socially ...

 

Penicillin quest wasa Nobel endeavour

Penicillin quest wasa Nobel endeavour

ALEXANDER Fleming will always be known as the man who discovered penicillin. But not everybody realises that he shared his Nobel Prize ...

 

Revisiting the best of Russian music

Revisiting the best of Russian music

A TALK setting out the musical history of Russia is being hosted by the Henley University of the Third Age. The group’s first monthly ...

 

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

Author has got ‘bad words’ in his sights

THE author of a book about “bad words” is to give a talk at Henley Library in the New Year. Philip Gooden, who lives in Holton near ...

 

Talk had the pets factor

Talk had the pets factor

Dermot O’Leary | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 IT could have been chaos as Phyllis Court’s Finlay Suite filled with ...

 

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Test Match Special star was hit for six — by a bus

Henry Blowers | Phyllis Court Club | Sunday, November 24 TANGENTS can be frustrating, but when Henry Blofeld starts talking, you hang ...

 

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