Royston and Saffron Walden

National Trust Association

Each month during the winter season we hold a meeting alternately in Royston and Saffron Walden.
At these meetings we have speakers who cover a wide variety of topics.

Recent Talks

Over the last year or two we have had talks on a variety of subjects:

Becoming a Brit Susan van de Ven
Women's Roles and Achievements in Aviation David Taylor
History of Newport Free Grammar School Richard Priestley
The Draining of the Fens Dr Peter Green
Red for Danger John Cartledge
The Galapagos Island (Realising a dream) Stephen Marshall
Looking Back; Looking Forward; the advent and achievement of the University of the Third Age in the UK Eric Midwinter
Iceland: A Journey of Discovery
A day in the life of a Thames Tug Richard Thomas
Amusing Talks Sarah Harrison
Scholars and Bedders Honor Ridout
Creating Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show Janet Honour and Patricia Thirion
Traveling in Burma Rob Searles
Preserving our Past in Documents and Paintings Graeme Gardiner
Life Below Stairs in a Country House Sue Price
The Cambridge Bonfires Dr Sean Lang
Life in Antarctica Dr Peter Clarkson MBE
Tales of a Furniture Restorer Terry Brazier
Madingley American Cemetery Arthur Brookes
St Edmundsbury Cathedral - Building the Tower Horry Parsons
Games Maker at the 2012 London Olympics Keith Truman
Where the Wild Things Are Amy Judges
Four Years out of our Lives Colin Limming
The History of Addenbrookes Hospital Patrick Smith
Ancient Egyptian Symbols in Modern Egyptian Art Gemma Tully
Concorde John Hutchinson
Egyptian Symbols in Midern Egyptian Art Gemma Tully
The Art of Dining Mike Sutherrill
A History of Recorded Music David Wherrell
The Rise of the Servant Class Richard Jessop
Head Gardener at Wimpole Phillip Waites
Blackfriars Ken Drake
That Confounded Box of Whistles Adrian Jacobs
A wander around Pompeii Richard Priestley
Suffragettes Mary Dicken
The Guided Busway Graham Hughes
Life and Books of Beatrix Potter Alan Mascall
History of the London Underground Stephen Halliday
The Gunpowder Plot Richard Thomas
The Elizabethean Home Jane Watt
My life as Head Gardener of Anglesey Abbey Richard Todd
Mediaeval Women Mary Dicken
800 years of Cambridge University Honor Ridout
Examples of dogs in heraldry and art Chloe Cockerill
Anglesey and Ramsey Abbeys Barbara Megson
Panama Canal Richard Thomas
History of Audley End Richard Jessop
NT Conservation in the Eastern Region Christopher Calnon
Coram's Children
A history of the Foundling Hospital
Jane King
Birth & Baptism in the 1800s Tom Doig
Waterway Wonders Richard Thomas
Anglesey Abbey - An update on progress with alterations Richard Wood
William Morris - His Life and Work at Kelmscott Manor Mrs Sally Sandys-Renton
Gardening at a National Trust Property Philip Whaites
"I May be Prejudiced but I'm not Bad Person" Vic Botterill
The National Trust in 2006 and Beyond Peter Griffiths
Behind the Iron Curtain Mrs Beryl Lawry
Shaw's Corner Paul Williamson
The Countryside, or Supermarket Factory Robin Page
Enterprise Neptune and the East Anglian Coast Monica Place
Working in Wimpole and other Houses Peter Ketteringham
A Year at Kew Dr Peter Brandham
Images of South East Asia Peter Fells
The History of Addenbrookes Hospital Keith Day

For details of these speakers and our regular meetings please contact our Secretary.


Audley End

Thomas Coram

Anglesey Abbey