We have a monthly speaker meeting, held on the 1st Thursday of the month. Doors open at 9.30am (coffee available until 10.15am) and the talk begins at 10.30am.

Dates and Speakers for 2023 Monthly Meetings

Thursday January 5th – Membership Renewals (No Speaker)

Thursday 2nd February – CANCELLED “The Story of China Clay in Cornwall” by Malcolm Gould

Thursday 2nd March – “Truro Cathedral” by Mary Prior

Thursday 6th April – “Charlestown” by Lyndon (Sid) Allen (Back by Popular Demand)

Lyndon is a passionate local historian and director of Charlestown Walking Tours. His family has a long association with Charlestown. He has a wealth of local knowledge and is the author of two books. https://www.charlestowntours.co.uk/

Thursday 4th May “The Work of the Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital” by Beatrice Dyer

Thursday 1st June – “Herbs and Spices: Cooking, Medicinal and Cosmetic Uses” (History, Lore and Magic) by Jane Hanscomb

Thursday 6th July –  “The Work of Barnadosby Allison Piggott 

Allison works as the Volunteer Co-Ordinator for the Devon, Cornwall and Channel Islands Advocacy Service at Barnardo’s, the children’s charity. She also volunteers as a Children’s Advocate for them. They are looking at ways to connect with local communities to reach out to potential volunteers who may be interested in volunteering with children and young people for Barnardo’s in local areas around Cornwall.

Thursday 3rd August – “Literary Walks in Cornwall” by Sue Kittow.

Sue Kittow is a freelance journalist, poet and author of four unusual books on Cornish walks. Sue will take us in the footsteps of Daphne Du Maurier and other Cornish Writers.

Thursday 7th September – “The Story of China Clay in Cornwall” by Malcolm Gould

Thursday 5th October – “Cornwall Wildlife Trust” by Emma Wootton

Thursday 2nd November – “Cornish History” by Michael Bunney

We meet at the St Austell Art Centre, Truro Road, St Austell PL25 5HJ