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Monthly London Talks

The Ocean Liner Society hosts a talk in Central London on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm. This season's programme is shown below. See here for information on how to get to the talks. All currently scheduled talks will be at Alan Baxter Associates, 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC2.

Directions to the talks


Starting at 19.00hrs (all talks end by 21.00hrs)

2016 Talks - 2015 Talks - 2014 Talks - 2013 Talks - 2012 Talks




2017 Talks

There was no January talk due to the unavailability of our meeting room.



The view From the Bridge Part 1 - William Mayes
Tuesday 21st February 2017 - 19.00
A roundup of the Chairman’s travels between January and December 2017, featuring cruises from British shores on a variety of ships from the little Hebridean Princess, to the enormous Harmony of the Seas together
with an unusual itinerary on Saga Pearl II.


Members’ Miscellany - Co-ordinated by David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 21st March 2017 - 19.00
Our Members’ Evenings have provided a hugely enjoyable, privileged look at some beautiful images from the world of passenger shipping. The magazine format and unpredictable content have produced surprises and gems in recent years. Bring along electronic images - anything goes! (A slide projector can be provided by prior arrangement). Let David Trevor-Jones know that you are willing to take part giving an outline of your subject material or take a chance and bring a disc or USB stick on the night.

Tel: David Trevor-Jones 07885 348702
e-mail: <david.trevorjones@btopenworld.com>
write: 47 The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 7BX


A Norwegian Evening - Hugh Lalor and William Mayes
Tuesday 18th April 2017 - 19.00
A contrast between old and new, half a century apart, as Hugh Lalor talks about the last of the traditional Coastal Express ships, Lofoten, and William Mayes shows us the Viking Star, the first ship in the rapidly expanding Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.


Icebreakers and Voyages on the Arctic Ocean - Robert Headland
Tuesday 16th May
2017 - 19.00
As a Senior Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, Dr Headland has been involved for many years in the charter and use of Russian nuclear icebreakers for Quark Expeditions’ cruising. In this talk he covers navigation in Polar waters using the specialist ships.


The Crew! - Geoff de Vito
Tuesday 20th June
2017 - 19.00
Geoff has worked aboard cruise ships and studied the industry closely. In this talk he promises to bust some myths about life behind the scenes on present-day cruise ships and to talk more widely about the lot in life of crew members in present and past times.  


OLS Southampton Ship Show
Saturday 24th June 2017
Liners of the 50’s & 60’s by Katharine and Derek Lane
Katharine and Derek voyaged and cruised widely from the 1960s, always armed with high quality cameras and slide film. Their archive of magnificent photographs of classic and not-so-well known passenger vessels is a treasure trove. This is a rare opportunity to see it. Katharine and Derek will be the only speakers at this year’s Ship Show and their show will be in two parts, the first starting at 12:30 and the second at 14:00.


Escapades of an Englishman - John Grew
Tuesday 18th July 2017
John Grew worked for Holland America Line and for P&O in the 1950s and 60s and spent much of that era sailing on, and selling berths on, the last of the liners. He will recount anecdotes of his experiences sailing on many ships, from the Queens through the post-war HAL and P&O fleets to lesser known vessels and modern cruise ships.   



2016 Talks

A Trip to Oslo - William Mayes
Tuesday 19th January 2016 - 19.00
Something a little different and definitely very special, from our very well-travelled Chairman. A trip to Oslo sounds fairly routine in cruising circles – but this particular itinerary was via Australia. It also features hazardous voyages and inedible food, You’ll have to come along to find out how!


Members’ Miscellany - Co-ordinated by David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 16th February 2016 - 19.00
Our Members’ Evenings have provided a hugely enjoyable, privileged look at some beautiful images from the world of passenger shipping. The magazine format and unpredictable content have produced surprises and gems in recent years. Bring along electronic images - anything goes! (A slide projector can be provided by prior arrangement). Let David Trevor-Jones know that you are willing to take part giving an outline of your subject material or take a chance and bring a disc or USB stick on the night.

Tel: David Trevor-Jones 07885 348702
e-mail: <david.trevorjones@btopenworld.com>
write: 47 The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 7BX


The CTC Story – or cruising with the Soviets? - David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 15th March 2016 - 19.00
CTC Lines can arguably be claimed to have been by far the largest cruise operator in the world for a brief pre-Carnival period. Those who remember CTC probably think of it as a Soviet front, well known for marketing budget cruises on Soviet ships through the 1970s and ‘80s. But many don’t remember this intriguing company at all. David T-J explains the story.


The passenger ships of NYK - Roy Henderson
Tuesday 19th April 2016 - 19.00
The talk covers the history of the company’s passenger business from inception to the present day in the shape of Crystal Cruises. The passenger ships, the ports they visited and what they were like then and now are covered. The Company’s own maritime museum features.


The History of The Furness Bermuda Line from 1919 until 1966 - Allen Soares
Tuesday 17th May
2016 - 19.00
Allen was born and raised in Bermuda, the fifth son of a seafarer. His first job after leaving school was a bellboy on the Queen of Bermuda and by the time he left the ship in 1965 he had become a dining room waiter at the Captain’s table. Over the years, he has put together a slide presentation on The History of The Furness Bermuda Line from 1919 until 1966.


Shipbuilding in Korea and the Maersk Triple Es - Andrew McAlpine
Tuesday 21st June
2016 - 19.00
In a departure from the OLS’s usual talks fare Andrew McAlpine talks about the new generation of super container ships. The Society’s talks organiser happened across this talk in Southampton and was gripped. Don’t be put off by the boxboats, this is an utterly fascinating talk about another kind of ocean liner.


‘Wilful Murder?’ - Diana Preston
Tuesday 19th July
2016 - 19.00
In another departure from our usual scope, author and historian Diana Preston talks about the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, the subject of her best-selling book filmed for TV by the BBC and Discovery Channels starring John Hannah.


The view from the Bridge Part 2 - William Mayes
Tuesday 16th August
- 19.00
Our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of those voyages in his 2015 travels that did not include the return trip to Oslo! Featuring ...


The United States Line - Captain Albert Schoonderbeek
Tuesday 20th September 2016 - 19.00
Captain Schoonderbeek is a serving senior master with HAL and a man deeply steeped in the history of passenger shipping. In this talk he explores the history and ships of the United States Line, culminating, of course, with ‘The Big U’.


The World of Noble Caledonia -
Mike Deegan and Neil Horrocks
Tuesday 18 October 2016 - 19.00
Ever wondered what lies behind those adverts that appear in the Times and Telegraph every day? Join two of the cruising industry’s best travelled veterans, Noble Caledonia’s Fleet Director Mike Deegan and Senior Cruise Director Neil Horrocks, as they guide us through the history of the company, some of the ships in the fleet and how expedition cruising differs from the mainstream.


Italian Style Goes To Sea - Tony Cooke
Tuesday 15 November 2016 - 19.00
Tony will explore the development of Italian passenger shipping from the mid-nineteenth century emigrant trade to South America to the entry of Italian companies into the more luxurious market, the ships of state such as Rex and Conte di Savoia, the post-War reconstruction, stylish liners such as Cristoforo Colombo and Eugenio C. and the modern cruise ship products of the Italian shipyards. There’ll be lots of images, both interior and exterior.


Nigel Lingard
Tuesday 20 December 2016 - 19.00
Nigel Lingard has established himself as our most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His round up of the cruise industry year is authoritative and witty. Absolutely unmissable.







2015 Talks

Members’ Miscellany - Co-ordinated by David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 20th January 2015 - 19.00
Our Members’ Evenings have provided a hugely enjoyable, privileged look at some beautiful images from the world of passenger shipping. The magazine format and unpredictable content have produced some surprises and gems in recent years. Bring along electronic images - anything goes! (A slide projector can be provided by prior arrangement). Let David Trevor-Jones know that you are willing to take part giving an outline of your subject material or take a chance and bring a disc or USB stick on the night.

Tel:      David Trevor-Jones 07885 348702
e-mail: david.trevorjones@btopenworld.com
write:   47 The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 7BX


The View from the Bridge (Part 1) - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 17th February 2015 - 19.00
Our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of some of his 2014 travels, featuring, in a change of format, the smaller ships travelled on
and visited during the year. See trips on the Berlin, Saga Pearl II, Aegean Paradise, Louis Aura and Costa neoRomantica and visits to the Adonia, Astor, Albatros, Funchal and Marco Polo. Maybe there will be time for some ferries, too.


Aquitania – Centenary of a Great Liner - Mark Chirnside
Tuesday 17th March 2015 - 19.00
We missed the actual centenary of the entry into service of RMS Aquitania in 1914 but eminent Edwardian liner historian Mark Chirnside makes amends with a history and photographic portrait of the longest-lived of the great four-stackers.


Costa under Carnival - Sergio D’Olivera
Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 19.00
Sergio takes up the story where he left off in 2010, carrying the history of Italy’s Costa Crociere into the Carnival era. He will include accounts of his
experience as a passenger aboard Costa Concordia, disembarking at Civitavecchia hours before her foundering, and also of the maiden voyage of fleet newcomer Costa Diadema.


The Holland America Line - Captain Albert Schoonderbeek Tuesday 19th May 2015 - 19.00
Captain Schoonderbeek is a serving senior master with HAL and a man deeply steeped in the history of his Company. This is the talk that he gives to passengers on the longer cruises for which he is Captain. An authoritative history spiced with an insider’s view of the recent history of the Line.


What's New? - Matt Sudders
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - 19.00

The Man Who Takes Cruises So That You Don’t Have To’ reports back from his explorations of some recent new arrivals on the cruise market including (well you will have wait and see which of the many ships get a mention). Will Matt have found a ship that you would like to cruise on, or will he provide a helpful and timely warning?


Cruising to Bermuda - Mark Cornford
Tuesday 21st July 2015 - 19.00

The Bermuda run from New York has been a staple of the cruise market probably for longer than any other route, dating back to the 1920s and further. For the majority of the time it has been uniquely regulated, resulting in a series of cruise ships built specifically for the service to provide standards to a minimum laid down by the Bermudan government. Mark covers the story and the ships that this arrangement produced.


The View from the Bridge (Part 2) - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 18th August 2015 - 19.00
Our cruise-aholic Chairman, will present the second part of his 2014 travels, featuring the large ships, including the OLS cruise on Oasis of the Seas, and a transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2. There may be a few small ships, included as side excursions, Of course Aida will feature again, with a review of his seventh cruise with them.


Fire! - Paul Sadler
Tuesday 15th September - 19.00
Returning by popular demand after his fascinating talk on cruise ship safety after Concordia last year, IACS Accredited Representative to IMO will talk about that most important of all safety issues on cruise ships at sea, fire.


Viking River Cruises Goes to Sea - Richard Goodwin
Tuesday 20th October - 19.00
One of the greatest surprises in the cruise market recently has been Viking River Cruises’ announcement that with Viking Star will they enter the deep sea cruise market in 2015. Richard Goodwin, Viking’s Technical Director, will tell us about the new direction and new builds.


Behind the scenes on a cruise ship - Graeme Payne
Tuesday 17th November
- 19.00
Graeme Payne is a speaker on various cruise liners, providing both destination presentations and other travel related talks. He normally works on five extended cruises or voyages each year and in 2014 provided talks on Queen Mary 2, Voyager, Saga Sapphire, Black Watch and Balmoral.


Nigel Lingard’s Annual Outlook 
Tuesday 15th December 2015 - 19.00
Nigel Lingard has established himself as our most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His round up of the cruise industry year is authoritative and witty. Absolutely unmissable.







2014 Talks

The View from the Bridge (Part 1) - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 21st January 2014 - 19.00
Bill Mayes, our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of his year’s cruising and ferrying showing images of the many ships, new and old, that he encountered during 2012.


Art Deco Goes to Sea - Anthony Cooke
Tuesday 18th February 19.00
Well known author Tony Cooke charts the early adoption of the new style in the design of ships in the late 1920s and 1930s following the Paris Exhibition in 1924.


Passenger Liners of the 1960's and 1970's
Anthony Lunn
Tuesday 18th March 19.00
OLS Member Anthony Lunn has dug back through his archive and pulled out a visual feast of his own images from the final era of the great and maybe now often forgotten liners.


Members' Miscellany - Curated by David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 15th April 19.00
Our annual opportunity for all members to contribute a short sequence of images or digital ‘film’ to a pot pourri of unexpected delights. Anything goes, but the spirit of the occasion is to confine each presentation to a maximum of 10minutes. Just contact David at david.trevorjones@btopenworld.com with an outline of what you’d like to show and the medium (we can show digital or analogue slide transparencies) or take a chance and bring something along on the night.


A History of the Hurtigruten - John Bryant
Tuesday 20th May 19.00
The talk of his recent, very well received Ferry Publications book on the subject, covered at last and filling a gap both in published shipping histories and in the Society’s talks series.
 


Cruising with the OLS - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 17th June 19.00 (re-scheduled from November 2013)
The scheduled talk on Viking Star has again been postponed due to the speaker being called to the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy where she is being built.

In its place Bill Mayes will give a talk on some OLS group cruises:-
2006 Oceanic
2007 Sky Wonder
2008 Maxim Gorkiy
2009 Aquamarine and The Aegean Pearl
2010 Bleu de France


The talk by Richard Goodwin, Viking’s Technical Director, will be rescheduled if possible.


The Ships and Style of Celebrity Cruises 1990-2014 - Mark Cornford
Tuesday 15th July 19.00
Winning the Bermuda contract changed the direction of Chandris cruises. Mark Cornford illustrates the radical and rapid development of the re-invented Line from ‘Horizon’ to the Solstice Class.


The View from the Bridge (Part 2) - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 19th August 19.00
Our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of the second six months of his 2013 travels


Passenger Liners of the 1960's and 1970's - Anthony Lunn
Tuesday 16th September - 19.00
OLS Member Anthony Lunn has dug back through his archive and pulled out a visual feast of his own images from the final era of the great and maybe now often forgotten liners (re-scheduled from March ).


Cruise ship safety post-C.Concordia - Paul Sadler
Tuesday 21st October 2014 - 19.00
Our speaker is the IACS Accredited Representative to IMO and is principally concerned with passenger ship safety. He will cover possible changes to the rules applicable to passenger ships in the wake of the Costa Concordia accident.


Thames Passenger Shipping in Vintage Views - Michael Lindsay
Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 19.00
Mick travels up from Southampton with a selection from a treasure trove of slides that he recently acquired from the estate of a dedicated maritime photographer. In this show he will present Thames Passenger Shipping from the 50s and 60s, when Tilbury rather than Southampton was home to the P&O, Shaw Savill and a number of other famous liners or the era.


Nigel Lingard's Annual Outlook
Tuesday 16th December 2014 - 19.00
Nigel Lingard has established himself as our most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His round up of the cruise industry year is authoritive and witty. Absolutely unmissable.





2013 Talks

The View from the Bridge - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 15th January 2013 - 19.00
Bill Mayes, our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of his year’s cruising and ferrying showing slides of the many ships, new and old, that he encountered during 2012 including CdF’s Horizon, subject of the 2012 Society group cruise.. Bill’s past ‘Views from the Bridge’ have involved some memorable excursions around exciting new vessels and nostalgic views of the past.


Dutch Liners to the East Indies - Capt. Albert J. Schoonderbeek
Tuesday 19th February 2013 - 19.00
A look at the Dutch passenger ships that connected the Netherlands with its possessions in the Far East. Early beginnings, the heyday in the 30’s and the decline after the independence of Indonesia after 1948. Including famous names as the Willem Ruys, Oranje and tongue twisters such as the Marnix van St.Aldegonde.


Golden Age of Atlantic Travel - Alan Hopper
Tuesday 19th March 19.00
Alan started his career as an apprentice deck officer in 1949 made his way up to 2nd Officer with Canadian Pacific on the last of the Empress transatlantic liners. He left the sea and studied naval
architecture, working at Vickers Armstrong on the last of the post war Empresses. He finished his
career as Technical Director of the Seafish Industry Authority, having diverged into fishing vessel design. So a diverse and authoritative CV and a distinctive take on the subject – a hint is that Alan’s father was piano player on the Carmania in the 1920s!


QE2 - from Conception to Completion - John Whitworth
Tuesday 16th April 2013 - 19.00
John Whitworth joined Cunard in 1950 as a management trainee, was appointed a Director of Cunard Line in 1965 and Managing Director in 1968. He was thus responsible for the completion
and entry into service of the QE2. In this talk he details hiss experiences with the ship from 1961 when the Q3 project was aborted till she finally entered service in 1969.

Change of venue for this meeting only!
The Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA
(just off the junction Clerkenwell Road and
Goswell Road)


From Gloom to Glamour - the 1930s - Anthony Cooke
Tuesday 21st May 19.00
Author, publisher and maritime lecturer brings to us an enhanced version of a presentation with which he entertains guests at sea. This talk looks at some examples of ships that took to the seas in the 1930s and threads through the story, some of the other things that were happening at home and abroad, in the worlds of politics, engineering, fashion and industrial design.


Royal Princess - a Pioneer - Hugh Elliott
Tuesday 18th June 19.00
A look at the first new build ship for P&O’s Princess Cruises and how many of the innovations found their way into later ships. The talk will include material from her earliest days in Southampton, through her time with P&O Cruises as Artemis and will conclude with images of some of the changes made by Phoenix Reisen when the ship became Artania. (with additional material from David Trevor-Jones and William Mayes).


Round Japan by Ferry - Richard Seville
Tuesday 16th July 19.00
Richard is well known to many of us and makes a welcome return to tell us about something quite different from anything we have seen before. His talk, based on an extensive set of ferry trips in Japanese waters in early 2012 will give an insight into the transport connections between the main islands and maybe a taste of some of the local culture.


Bill Mayes – View from the Bridge Part 2
Tuesday 20 August
Our very well-travelled Chairman, will present a round-up of the second six months of his 2012 travels, featuring AIDAvita, Mein Schiff 2, Marina, Saga Sapphire, and another visit to Istanbul.


Normandie - Alan Crisp
Tuesday 17 September
Arguably the most sumptuously luxurious, and certainly the most committedly art deco of all liners, we can revel on the sheer wonder of the Normandie for an evening as Alan Crisp takes us on one of his cruise ship lecture voyages.


Desri Omer - My Life in Cruising 
Tuesday 15th October 19.00
Desri Omer has worked in publicity and PR for, among others, Peter Deilmann and Classic International Cruises. She has a special affinity with Deilmann’s Deutschland, which she was involved with from its launch. Expect insights too into CIC’s fascinating operation.


Bill Mayes – Cruising with P&O in the 1970s - A Personal Perspective
Tuesday 19th November 19.00
Richard Goodwin of Viking River Cruises is unable to give his talk on 19th November due to work commitments. Our chairman Bill Mayes will instead give a talk on cruising with P&O in the 1970s.


Nigel Lingard's Annual review
Tuesday 17th December 19.00
Nigel Lingard has established himself as our most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His round up of the cruise industry year is authoritative and witty. Absolutely unmissable.





2012 Talks

The View from the Bridge - Bill Mayes
Tuesday 17th January 2012 - 19.00
Society Chairman Bill Mayes will present a round up of his travels in 2011, including cruises on the Grand Holiday, Ocean Pearl, Le Boréal, Grand Mistral, Saga Pearl II, Aidabella and Costa Allegra. There may be time to include a few of the ferry trips and yet another visit to Istanbul. Bill’s past ‘Views from the Bridge’ have involved some memorable excursions around exciting new vessels and nostalgic views of the past.


Favourite British Liners - Tony Cooke
Tuesday 21st February 2012 - 19.00
Tony Cooke’s new book will be ‘Favourite British Liners’ and it will cover eighteen of the ships which most interest him, ranging from Aquitania to the second Mauretania, both Orianas, Canberra and Queen Elizabeth 2. Tony describes it as “pure self-indulgence, really”, so that bodes well for a visually sumptuous evening.


Anastasia, Katerina and Me - Tales from the Baltic
Matt Sudders
Tuesday 20 March - 19.00
Our intrepid traveller, Matthew Sudders, takes the unusual and challenging trips so that we don’t have to. This time there is a Baltic flavour as Matt floats with the Finns, and rolls with the Russians aboard the Kristina Katerina and Princess Anastasia. Will it be all a load of Bolshoi? Come along and find out. As usual with Matt’s talks expect some seriously amusing anecdotes.


Star Clippers Kelly Brooks
Tuesday 17th April - 19.00
Kelly Brooks is the UK Sales Manager for Star Clippers, who operate a fleet of three sail cruise ships that the company markets as the modern equivalents of the great tea clippers of the late 19th century. These spectacularly elegant vessels are usually based in the Caribbean and Mediterranean but Star Flyer heads for northern waters in May, making a maiden call in Southampton. Kelly might also cover her company’s river cruise operations.


Alaska from Southampton! - Hugh Carruthers
Tuesday 15th May - 19.00
The P&O Cruises Arcadia Grand Alaskan Voyage. Arcadia’s voyage, the only Alaskan cruise departing from the UK, and following in the wake of her namesake, forty years on. Enjoy the contrast of a shiplovers dream itinerary in conjunction with the tropics of Panama & Mexico before indulging in the pure wilderness of Alaskan waters.


From Rationing to Rock'n'Roll - Chris Mason
Tuesday 19th June - 19.00
This is a light-hearted look at the decade that started in austerity and ended up sewing the seeds of the Swinging Sixties. Each year brought interesting new ships, some with innovations - some with lovely interiors. Whilst the post World War II period never matched the 1930s, for superlative and glamorous ships, it was a decade of contrasts in fashion, theatre engineering and social change. That is often the backdrop to the decisions that influenced the vessels that took to the water in those years. Rationing was tight as this period commenced and at the end, Rock’n’Roll was here to stay.


SS Shieldhall - Graham MacKenzie
Tuesday 17th July - 19.00
She may not be an ‘Ocean Liner’ but Shieldhall is the UK’s largest operational preserved steam ship and has long been a favourite of our Society – we chartered her for our sole use to accompany QE2 on her final departure from Southampton. Shieldhall has been through difficult times but with the wonderful news that she will be back at sea in April 2012 her future looks brighter than for some time. Graham will no doubt tell us about the heroic effort to return her to service in a talk on the ship’s fascinating history.


There is no August Talk in 2012
We have decided not to hold a meeting in August 2012 owing to the anticipated disruption to public transport in London during the Olympics.


Three Cunard Queens - Mark Cornford
Tuesday 18th September - 19.00
In January 2011 Mark took the Tandem crossing aboard Queen Victoria to New York with Queen Elizabeth. In this talk he will present a photographic record of the journey from the gala departure from Southampton, life on board during the crossing and the meeting with Queen Mary 2 in New York. He continued aboard QM2, and will show images from the voyage south via Fort Lauderdale to Rio and across the S.Atlantic to a celebrating Cape Town.


Nigel Lingard, former Fred.Olsen marketing director
Tuesday 16th October - 19.00
Nigel Lingard has established himself as our most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His annual round up of the cruise industry year is authoritative and witty. In the past as Marketing Director of FOCL his accounts of Fred.Olsen’s year and plans for the future have been fascinating and revelatory. Now, though, Nigel is independent! What has he been up to? Absolutely unmissable.


Martin Scott, former Windstar Captain
Tuesday 20th November - 19.00
Those who heard Captain Martin Scott’s talk in 2011 about commanding Windstar ships will be queuing early for his return. A diverse and authoritative career coupled with an hilariously self-deprecating style made for a fascinating and amusing evening. We are lucky to welcome Martin back to tell us more about his years at sea.


Member's Evening, co-ordinated by David Trevor-Jones
Tuesday 18th December - 19.00
Our Members’ Evenings have provided a hugely enjoyable, privileged look at some beautiful images from the world of passenger shipping. The magazine format and unpredictable content have produced surprises and absolute gems in recent years. Attendees not showing images can luxuriate in the delights brought by contributors. Members are invited to bring along some slides or electronic images - anything goes!

Just let David Trevor-Jones know that you are willing to take part giving an outline of your subject material (or take a chance and bring slides or a disc on the night – we have digital as well as slide projection).


For More Information

phone: David Trevor-Jones 020 7922 8861
e-mail: <david.trevorjones@btopenworld.com>
write: 47 The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 7BX






Getting to the Monthly Talks


A: 77 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1 (all currently scheduled meetings)
B: The Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road (16th April 2013 only)

B: 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA (September 2011 only)

Meeting Venues


 

The talks are FREE. However we have a collection to assist with expenses.


After the meeting, regulars adjourn to the award-winning Jerusalem Tavern in Britton Street, about 100 metres north of the venue. Take a later train home and join us!

 

       


Public Transport Options for 77 Cowcross St


Farringdon station with Thameslink, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines is approximately 100m from the venue. Exit from the station, turn into Cowcross Street. The street numbers are not obvious. Look instead for a Pizza Express on your left then Starbucks Coffee Shop. Just opposite Starbucks is No 77 (a cream building with green window frames and a gated courtyard). Enter the reception area and you will be directed to the meeting room.


For up to the minute help to plan your journey to Farringdon on public transport use the Transport for London Journey Planner which shows routes, fares and how to plan around any possible disruption. Click here to access the Interactive Bus Map


By Car


Parking is easy on meter bays and free after 18.30. The Central London Congestion Charging system charging period ends at 18.00.


Why not meet regulars for a Thai meal (above the pub just to the west of No 77) about 6 o'clock.