Range of fascinating speakers lining up for Chichester's Talks At Six series

Organisers Marilyn and Freddie Humphrey
Organisers Marilyn and Freddie Humphrey

A busy programme is lined up as Chichester’s Talks at Six series continues to flourish. The talks are on Thursdays at the BTP café on Baffins Lane, Chichester, PO19 1BF.

Coming up are:

Thursday, January 17 – Walter Hussey and his artistic legacy to Cathedral and City of Chichester by Lewis Kent, guide at the Cathedral.

Thursday, February 7 – Romania – the legacy of a dictator by Graham Perolls who has been visiting Romania since 1975 and will give a first-hand account of a country still in transition.

Thursday, February 14 – Why we should be interested in Bitcoin and Blockchain? by Bruce McGavin. Bitcoin virtual currency has been around for a decade. Is it a dodgy-looking form of money or is the Blockchain technology being put to good use where trust is essential?

Thursday, February 28 – Is it too late? Climate Change, Drawdown and the Solutions by Maddy Harland. How to practise sustainability making decisions which balance economic, social and environmental factors for positive benefit.

Thursday, March 7 – How (not) to make Money by Paul Chapman. An intriguing account of the many features that are embedded in modern banknotes that deter the counterfeiter from profiting from his labours.

Thursday, March 14 – The Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Platinum Group by Alastair Alexander. He will describe where these metals are found, mined, extracted and refined. Their properties and chemicals can be utilised in jewellery and decorative application as well as photography, electronics, petrochemicals automotive and pollution prevention.

Thursday, March 28 – Overlord Embroidery and Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum by Tracy Teasdale. The stories of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy are told in 34 hand-stitched panels total length of 83 metres. Hear how the redevelopment of the museum has transformed the visitors experience of this unique textile.

Thursday, April 4 – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race by Will Stokely. Regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges, over 40,000 nautical miles long, non- professional teams compete eight legs across six continents.

Thursday, April 11 – Gilbert Winant by Peter Rice. As US Ambassador to Britain during WWII, he was instrumental in bringing the two sides closer together and understanding their different cultures.

Thursday, April 25 – The Seals of Chichester Harbour by John Arnott and Judi Darley. The Common and Grey seals which thrive in our local harbours are surveyed and monitored by Chichester Harbour Conservancy experts.

Book online at bookings@talksatsix.co.uk or visit talksatsix.co.uk.

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