Surrey Explorers

Diary

Autumn 2017

We meet about five times each term.

Meetings are usually held on Sunday mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

From November 2016, we normally meet at Kingswood House School, 56 West Hill, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8LG.





SPEAKER MEETINGS


Sunday February 25th 2018, 10.30 - 12.30 James Lind - A cure for scurvy

A special visitor James Lind, 'Gor Limey! ship's surgeon who discovered the cure for scurvy in 1753 will be travelling through time to 2018. He will tell us about his life, his seagoing days and how he went about investigating a disease which was claiming the lives of so many sailors. He actually invented the clinical trial. No-one will go away from hearing Dr Lind without understanding why we need vitamins! (though he didn't call them that).

Sunday March 18th 2018, 10.30 - 12.30 Speaking English

The words we think in, sing in, talk in, which feed our imagination, which tell us what we are - where did they all come from? How did a few tribal dialects on a northern island become the billion-tongued language of Modern English? Why does the spelling have to be so difficult? Our speaker is a professional actor so all be delivered with a flourish, and a lot of audience participation.