Annual Lecture

Each year, our club aims to put on a special lecture to entertain the Village and to raise funds for a charity of the speaker's choice. We plan to attract a prominent speaker who will cover a topical subject or charity. The talks are held in the autumn in the Halliford School theatre by kind permission of the Headmaster.

Our Prestige Lecture 2017

Our speaker for 2017 will be Allan Winn Director & CEO of Brooklands Museum Trust, the date is Wednesday 27th September at at usual venue Halliford School. Tickets are now on sale and can be obtained from BROOKLANDS MUSEUM - ANNWATSON@BROOKLANDSMUSEUM.COM
The profits from the Lecture go to the Brooklands Museum Trust and Rotary Charities.

Our Prestige Lecture 2016

PortraitThis year we were fortunate to have Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kb, a well known speaker and former Direcector General of the Confederation of British Industries talking to us.

Lord Jones also served in the Government in 2007 when he was the Monister of State for UK Trade & Investment where he promoted Britain across the world travelling to 31 countries in 45 overseas visits. He talked on 'The UK in a Post-Brexit World'

He is well known for his candid and forthright attitude and an account of the evening is shown here. More information about Lord Jones is available on his website


26th March 2014

talk2014 was another first as Shepperton Studios talked on- Building on the Past and Investing for the Future. This not only covered the history and prospects of the Studios but also featues our own Ruth Wilson who talked about her career and Nick Pollard who gave an account of the war years. Full details are on our Prestige Lecture page - just click the highlights.




27th March 2013

Walton BridgeWalton Bridge and its history made an excellent talk in 2013. Titled "Caneletto to Costain" the evening was put together by Costain who offered the porceeds to the Black Swan Sea Cadets. For a full account click HERE. The event was a sell out and the hall was packed despite the cold weather outside.


28th March 2012

AbilityThe Paralympics by a past Paralympian. Mike Brace OBE the British Paralympic Association Vice Chairman . Mike Brace was blinded by a fireworks accident at the age of 10 and is an able and witty speaker.Mike Brace CBE Mike lives in Hornchurch, Essex and was blinded in a firework accident at the age of 10. But he didn't let his disability get in the way of his passion for sport and over the last 50 years has taken part in more than 50 sports, ranging from surfing to sailing and skiing to cricket. His many sporting achievements include completing two London Marathons, two ski marathons and the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon. He first represented Great Britain at cross-country skiing in the first Winter Paralympic Games in 1976, and he then went on to represent his country at three World Championships, six Paralympic Games and two European Championships. He managed the GB cross-country ski team from 1988 to 1994, was Chef de Mission of the GB team at the 1998 Winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan and was Head of Delegation at all of the Paralympic Games from 2002 to 2008 including the last Games in Beijing which saw the most successful GB team ever. Mike is a trustee of the Primary Club (a charity which provides sporting and recreational opportunities for children and young people with a vision impairment) and the proceeds from the talk are going to this charity.





March 2011


Mike Bannister, the former Head Pilot of BA's Concorde Fleet, then spoke to a packed audience in the John Crook Theatre at Halliford School, Shepperton - click for details.


February 2010

Nick Barratt talked on Family History and "Who Do You Think You Are?"


March 2008

A team from McLaren talked on "Formula 1"

Other Talks have covered diverse subjects such as "Training Dogs" & "Life as the Lady Mayoress of the City of London"