The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF
All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.
Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.
The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm
10th Oct 2017
17th Oct 2017
24th Oct 2017
31st Oct 2017
Zachariah Pearson – Philanthropist Extraordinaire
Jim Thompson - Thai Silk Baron
A Taste of Cornwall
Dr. Marian Shaw
Lindsey Chapman is fascinated by the relationship between the natural world and our own cultural heritage, which is particularly . . .
“Three cheers for Mr Pearson, the working man’s friend and benefactor!” (1860) “The town would have been better if we . . .
Jim Thompson arrived in Bangkok as a US army officer in 1945, fell in love with it and stayed. Captivated by the lustrous beauty of Thai . . .
From the towering cliffs and surf of the north coast to the pretty coves and harbours in the south, Keith makes an epicurean journey . . .
7th Nov 2017
14th Nov 2017
21st Nov 2017
16th Jan 2018
The Strange Case of Graham Greene and Alfred Hitchcock
Stepping into the World of Horology
Rolled up Trouser Legs (Freemasonry Unwrapped)
My Days as a Spy
Professor Neil Sinyard
Wg Cdr. Steve Griffiths
The writer-director Neil Jordan once described the novelist Graham Greene and the film-maker Alfred Hitchcock as . . .
Adam will introduce us to the development of clocks from the 17th century to the modern day wristwatch. He will enlighten . . .
Jeff’s talk will endeavour to explain the history of freemasonry, dispel the myths attached to it, provide details of famous masons and . . .
Steve talks about his selection, his unit, his training, equipment and his colleagues in espionage. He then takes the audience on a . . .
23rd Jan 2018
30th Jan 2018
6th Feb 2018
13th Feb 2018
Galapagos – Timeless and Fearless
The Gilded Stage - A Social history of Opera
Years of Living Dangerously
The Night Sky and How to See It
Dr Michael Martin-Smith
The only place on earth where you can see marine iguanas and bump into a flamingo and a penguin in their natural habitat on the . . .
Daniel Snowman invites us to look at opera from the perspective of the ‘demand’ as well as the ‘supply’, the consumption as well as the . . .
Christina’s 30 years living and reporting from the hotspots of the world, started by a wedding invitation to Karachi, which . . .
Dr. Martin-Smith takes us on a journey through the history of mankind’s relationship with the sky during darkness and explains . . .
20th Feb 2018
27th Feb 2018
The Pianist Who Transformed the Cold War
Strange Tales and Ghosts from Buckingham Palace
In 1958, a 23-year-old Texan pianist named Van Cliburn arrived in Moscow, to compete in the first International Tchaikovsky Piano . . .
Patricia Wright has investigated the history of the site on which Buckingham Palace now stands, uncovering many surprising . . .
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