Meetings for the 2018-19 season will be held on specified Mondays between September and April at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. On these days there will be two similar lectures by the same speaker at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.
Lectures, which are NOT open to the general public, are programmed to last between 60 and 75 minutes with doors opening half an hour before the scheduled start time. Seats cannot be reserved, although a single seat may be kept until 10 minutes before the start, after which it must be surrendered if required.
Admission to meetings is subject to capacity in the Devonshire Park Theatre and is by a member’s non-transferable Membership Booklet, the production of which constitutes an acknowledgement of his or her subscription payment. Members are therefore requested to bring their booklets and show them to stewards at the point of entry to the auditorium.
The colourful working life of one of the nation’s favourite journalists.
The surprising rapport that developed between Queen Victoria and her Indian secretary-cum-teacher by the author of the acclaimed book of that name, now a well-known film.
An analysis of one of the most controversial figures in British political history. Was he hero or villain?
A depiction of the Battle of Hastings and a story of kings, chivalry and ambition – all set out on the world’s most famous tapestry.
What was it like to be a citizen of our county during World War I, living within earshot of the battle raging just across the Channel? Also a commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice.
A sentimental journey down Memory Lane revisiting the songs of the 1920s and 1930s through live cabaret (with piano accompaniment) and the travels of Sir Noel Coward’s biographer.
The story of the devastation of a pretty Caribbean island by an erupting volcano and the arduous reconstruction effort in its aftermath.
The dramatic life and work of the 16th-century Milanese artist by the celebrated TV art presenter.
What was it like as a young actor performing with stalwart professionals in one of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms by the last survivor of the main characters? Hard work, no doubt, but plenty of laughs, too?
A delightful romp through the literary and broadcasting career of a humourist, playwright and prolific thriller-writer.
A retrospective journey by a Chief Superintendent who spent 27 years as the personal bodyguard of Prince Philip and Her Majesty the Queen.
Ahead of the Eastbourne tennis season an insight into the career of a much-respected pundit and former British number one player, now established as a popular TV presenter.
Please use the links below to view our previous meeting programmes.