Our speakers

Two or three times in a month, we have a speaker who enlightens us with information on all sorts of subjects. Please see our stories of speakers who have visited us over the years.



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Picture courtesy of Sue Mullins

Rotary District Governor Alan Moss

more Alan Moss new District Governor visited the Club to talk about his year ahead. Please see the picture by our club cartoonist of her personal view of the event, a drawing much appreciated by DG Alan!

Speaker Esme Johnson

more Esmé Johnson, Senior Actuarial Analyst working for British Airways Pensions, spoke to us about her job, her life and her career

Speaker Anita Mosey

more Anita and her husband Stuart lived and worked on the Falkland Islands and Anita described some of their experiences and showed us some of her photos

Twickenham Cygnets under 14s. They play home matches at Orleans Park School playing fields.

Speaker Eamonn Newell

more Eamonn Newell, manager and coach of the all-girls football team, the Twickenham Cygnets, will talk to us about the development of the club.

David Kilvington and his Bonzai

Bonsai – talk by David Kilvington LATEST

more How to care and cultivate mini trees revealed by our in-club expert David Kilvington

Rachel Tranter

more Rachel Tranter told us about The Richmond Borough's Artwork, which she holds at Orleans Gallery

Tom brought an illustration of the workings of the inner ear

Speaker Tom Leech

more Tom joined the club for a meal and chat, then talked to us about hearing loss

Dennis's Birthday card from the Queen

Speaker Dennis Brock

more Dennis Brock--(100yrs old) Chief Bell Ringer St Marys Church Sunbury--- Speaker "My memory of being a POW in Germany"

Adele Cowell from the League of friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital

Speaker Adele Cowell joined us

more Adele joined us on Tuesday 6th March for a pleasant meal at the Golf Club and then spoke at length about the League of Friends of the Hospital

Speaker Barbara Marlow

more Barbara joined Club members for a pleasant meal on 27th February 2018, then talked to us about her childhood and harrowing experiences in occupied Warsaw 1939-1945

Magistrate Presentation

more Chris Hack, one of our members outlined the ins and outs of being a Magistrate

Gerry Anderson told us with enthusiasm all about the National Football   League which is developing quite a following, with annual outings at Twickenham Stadium

Gerry Anderson NFL

more Our speaker Gerry Anderson spoke to us about the National Football League

Merlin Stone - Professor of Marketing and Strategy at St Mary's University in Twickenham

Merlin Stone - Universities

more Merlin gave us a potted history of University education in the UK and expressed his personal views of educational progress in recent years, with an insight into some amusing somewhat darker stories! Very well presented and interesting.

International Evening - New Zealand - January 2016

more Our International Evening on 18 January 2016 had a New Zealand theme.

Linda Cooley shows her fitting skills

A wig for all seasons

more On 17 September 2013 Linda Cooley from Shepperton Wig Co. not only told us things we didn't know about wigs but also fitted members with those she thought most appropriate.

Rachele Howes and String Quartet - March 2016

more Rachele Howes and her friends playing Mozart

Joseph spoke about the World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Joseph Kershaw - February 2016

more Joseph was speaking to us about the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Richmond Park, past and present - June 2016

more Max Lankester of Friends of Richmond Park presented a review of the park's history

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew - Accessibility

more Justine Parker spoke about developments in access to the Gardens for visitors with special needs.

Ronald Porter spoke about three controversial figures from the latter half of the 20th century: Lord Boothby, Princess Margaret and Barbara Hutton.

Ronald Porter - Three short talks

more Our speaker Ronald Porter spoke about three controversial figures from the latter half of the 20th century: Lord Boothby, Princess Margaret and Barbara Hutton.

Dave McIntivey - Amusing anecdotes from a funny firefighter

more Amusing Stories from a fireman's life

Dr. Geoff Paul - St Mary's University

more Chi from St Mary's stepped in at the last minute when Geoff Paul was unable to attend and gave us a wonderful presentation about the Charity funding course at the University and about her research project.

Deputy Mayor's visit February 2008

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