Stratford sub Castle Guild - 2022/2023 Programme

As in previous years, our meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, the first meeting being on September 14th, starting at 7.30pm – do come and join us for our 2022/2023 series of informative and entertaining talks.


For the coming season we really hope that we can return to providing time for a coffee or tea, biscuits and a chat but we plan still to be offering a Zoom option for those who prefer not to mix, particularly in the winter months.


We are hoping to keep our annual subscription at £10 (and £5 a meeting for guests) but this will be discussed at our upcoming committee meeting. Rest assured, it will remain fantastic value. Subscriptions will also apply to any members using web access as we have to pay Zoom fees as well as the Reading Room hire charges. 


To whet your appetite, you will find the programme for the rest of 2022 below.  Hopefully you will find it varied and, we trust, one offering something for everyone.


We look forward to a successful season and welcoming some new members giving us a try.

David Balston


Guild Programme: 2022 – 2023 (1st half)


Wednesday 14 September:   Charles Rees:  Alcohol Considered

Charles, a GP for 38 years and GP trainer for 30, will introduce us to the J shaped curve and discuss units, medicinal qualities, the huge world–wide drinks industry, harmful effects and those statistics, in a way that will put everything in perspective. Everything in moderation ….


Wednesday 12 October: Tony Hersh:  A Day in the Life of a Magistrate

Tony has been a Magistrate in North Hampshire for several years and will describe the history of the role before setting out some real cases he has faced in court.  Audience participation will be encouraged in a discussion around the potential sentencing before Tony tells us the actual sentence the Magistrate decided upon.  


Wednesday 9 November: Richard Hutley:  Nikola Tesla – the Maverick Hungarian

When Einstein was asked what it was like to be the Smartest Man in the world? He replied 'I don't know, you will have to ask Nikola Tesla'. Find out more about the man who Electrified the World (and it wasn’t Elon Musk)


Wednesday 14 December: Christmas Social with “local” entertainment

All being well we will have our annual Social but if needs must, we will repeat the format of the 2020 and 2021 event in which several of our members entertained us royally with stories, poems and readings

Enquiries:   Chairman - David Balston Tel: 01722 411628