Calendar Of Events

Lectures and other Functions for 2018

Our Lectures/Talks begin at 17h30 for 18h00. Unless otherwise indicated entrance is R20.00 per person and includes a glass of wine or fruit juice.

ALTHOUGH WE ENDEAVOUR TO ADHERE TO THE  PUBLICISED PROGRAMME CIRCUMSTANCES DO OCCASIONALLY REQUIRE CHANGES

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Yvonne 021 7864404 or Audrey 021 7861805

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Jan 3          AUDREY READ “Osborne House” Audrey takes us on a virtual tour of the family summer house and retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the Isle of Wight.

Feb 28        ‘DUMPS’ WILLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE: JAMES WILLIS  “DumpsWillis Travels in Peace and War in Southern & East  Africa and the USA” James relates some of his father’s experiences  as recorded in his diaries with insight and humour.


March 28   DAVID COLE: “The Dead Sea Scrolls” An expert on the ancient Hebrew Bible, David's presentation tells of the chance discovery of these ancient texts.

April 25      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SIMON'S TOWN  HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Preceded by the screening of a 16  minute video by the City of Cape Town in 2015 "Natural Springs  of the City of Cape Town"  
Drinks and snacks will be served after the meeting.  No admission charge.

May 30      JOY COBERN:  “Fish Hoek Village 1918 - 2018” Joy traces the  early days of how Fish Hoek came about.


June 27      JAYSON ORTON:  “Peers and Tunnel Caves” Explore the caves  above Fish Hoek in this talk with archaeologist Jayson.

July 25       CHRIS TAYLOR: “Three Ships"  Chris presents a visual exploration  of the warships, Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, all of which  are preserved at Portsmouth.

Aug 29       DANNY GILDENHUYS:  “Indigenous Flora” Enjoy the beauty of our  unique floral kingdom with Danny's slide show.

Sept 26      MIKE BRUTON: “Finding Old Fourlegs - The Dramatic Story of  the Coelacanth” Illustrated talk on the research and expeditions he  has conducted on the study of the coelacanths which were thought to have become extinct until JLB Smith's discovery off East London 80 years ago.

Oct 31        WILLEM STEENKAMP: “The Fallen Heroes of WWl"  Commemorating the centenary of the First World War, Willem relates little known facts of battles bravely fought.

Nov 28       Awaiting confirmation from Speaker

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