centreTalks

centreTalks have been running since 2014 and are held on the 3rd Thursday each month (except August and December). We have a varied program of subjects with some very entertaining and imformative speakers.
The talks are open to everyone. Tickets cost £5 with a £1 discount for Community Association members and a further £1 discount if tickets are purchased in advance either from the Community Centre office or online.

 

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The 50th anniversary of the closure of the railway line from Bourne End to High Wycombe on 2 May 1970 was during the pandemic. We are belatedly commemorating this event when John Gurney tells us about the history of the Wycombe Railway, from Maidenhead to High Wycombe.

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Keith Spencer from the Wycombe Museum will be showing the history of High Wycombe using 10 objects. This talk is on Thursday 18th November at Bourne End Community Centre

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Michael Kushner makes a welcome return in October to talk about Alan Turing and the real Imitation Game. Michael discusses the real work done by Alan Turing at Bletchley Park and elsewhere.

20210715-Time and CalendarsEveryone either went to Butlins or knew someone who went there. Hear the story of the rise and fall of Britains major holiday camps on Thursday 16th September at 20:00. This is an on-line Zoom talk.

20210715-Time and CalendarsOur lives seem to be controlled by the calendar and by time. To find out more you will need to join us on Thursday 19th August 2021 (dictated by the calendar) at 20:00 (controlled by the time) when Steve Tonkin will tell us about the history of time and the calendar. This is an on-line Zoom talk.

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