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September 2022

Salisbury Branch: ‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland

Monday, 19th September, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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‘The Women of the Raj’ by Brian Freeland Brian Freeland has written a dozen stage scripts (nine produced so far, four of them published). Following comments that he didn’t write many good roles for ladies, he staged a piece about the British women in India during the second half of the Raj: “Called Letters from the Hen House, it was compiled mainly from letters, diaries and memoirs of the period. Six excellent roles for the ladies and only four men.…

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October 2022

Salisbury Branch: Richard Hopton, ‘A Reluctant Hero, the life of Captain Robert Ryder VC RN’

Wednesday, 19th October, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The English-Speaking Union, 37 Charles Street
London, England W1J 5ED United Kingdom
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Captain Ryder led the famous raid on St Nazaire in 1942. Captain Ryder had a distinguished and varied career in the Royal Navy, including three years in the mid-1930s commanding a ship on an Antarctic expedition. His biography is being republished in March to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the raid. Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm. Lunch & Talk ticket price: £18 (Members) & £20 (Guests)…

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November 2022

Salisbury Branch: Johnny Fenn, ‘Nepal – a photographer’s perspective’

Monday, 21st November, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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As an ambassador for the charity Hello World, Johnny has travelled frequently to Nepal and been actively involved in their project to provide solar powered internet-enabled education hubs to remote communities. He has built a very successful career as a photographer specialising in adventure, expedition and commercial photography. Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm. Lunch & Talk ticket price: £18 (Members) & £20 (Guests) Talk only ticket price:…

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December 2022

Salisbury Branch: Felicity Herring, ‘James Barry RA and his niece Dr James Barry’

Wednesday, 7th December, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The White Hart Hotel, 1 St John's Street
Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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Dr James Barry was first female doctor in Britain. Born in Cork in 1789 she was the niece of the artist James Barry RA. In 1809 she disguised herself as a man and went to Edinburgh University to train to be a doctor. Following her graduation in 1812 she joined the army and was posted to South Africa where she maintained her male persona throughout even fighting a duel. In Cape Town she performed the first successful caesarean section in…

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