Talks programme 2020 – 2021

We will be holding virtual talks using Zoom for the 2020/21 season. Our November and December talks will be free of charge to those who were members of the society in 2019/20. The costs will be covered by the membership fees paid for last season. Details of how to join the meetings will be emailed to members in a few days before each meeting.

To help meet the costs of the lectures from January through to April, we are asking anyone that wants to join us as a member in this very strange year, to pay a single contribution of at least £5.00.   This can be paid by either bank transfer or by cheque. You will then be sent the Zoom link details before each of the meetings.

If you would like to join us, please send a message via our contact page and we will reply with details of how to make a payment.

We suggest that members download and install the Zoom application ahead of our meetings. Go to to sign up and download it.

Download our 2020-21 talks leaflet

18 November 2020
Pits, Pockmarks and Haggerleases: the Story of Cockfield Fell – with Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo

16 December 2020
History of Gas Holders and North of England Demolition Works – with Mark Johnson

20 January 2021
The Horsekeeper’s Daughter – with author Jane Gulliford Lowes

17 February 2021
Those Gigantic Statues: Cook and Easter Island – with Phil Philo, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Museums

17 March 2021
Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition – with Joanne Aston

21 April 2021
Members evening (non-members welcome) and AGM
A Sort of Homecoming: Flying Officer George Lumley of Darlington – with Anthony Magrys