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King Alfred Probus Club Winchester

Programme Of Meetings 2019-20

15 May 2019

Professor Joanne Roberts, Winchester School of Arts

"The Economics Of Luxury"

Joanne is Director of the Winchester Luxury Group. Her current research focuses on the role of how knowledge - and ignorance - shape the production, promotion and consumption of luxury goods and services.

19 June 2019

Natalie Newman, King Alfred Probus Club

"A Life in Geographic Information"

Natalie worked in Geographical Information related roles from early mapping without electronic assistance to computer powered Geographic Information Systems. These advance in computers can now be used in almost all types of management, including government, military, business and industries. The journey provided wonderful insights and a very rewarding career.

17 July 2019

Simon Robinson

"History And Evolution Of English Wines"

Simon and his wife Nicola own the Hattingley Valley Winery. The winery specialises in premium English sparkling wines. Its prize-winning wines are recognised in competitions across the globe and our speaker will bring samples for members to taste.

21 August 2019

Adrian Sindall CMG, Former Ambassador To Syria

"Protocol, Alcohol And Vitriol: Reflections Of An Ambassador"

Adrian is a distinguished former diplomat. He served in hot spots such as Iraq and theLebanon and was Consul General in Sydney in the 1980s; High Commissioner in Brunei in the early 1990s and latterly as Ambassador to Syria. He is an experienced speaker with many tales to tell.

18 September 2019

Steve Brine MP

"My Life As An MP"

Steve Brine was elected MP for Winchester in 2010. In 2017 he was appointedParliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care. He previously worked as a journalist with local radio and in Chicago.He has experience in consultancy, marketing and publishing and has developed strong links with the local community.

16 October 2019

John Smith

"The Roman Army; Finds, Facts And Fiction"

John is a military historian who explores the archaeological evidence of Roman Army military equipment. He describes graphically the soldiers’ living conditions and describes the legacy of the Roman army. He has a reputation for appearing in soldiers’ uniform!

20 November 2019

Howard Nichols

"The Trans Siberian Experience"

Howard is an experienced traveller and speaker. He travelled Moscow to Beijing in hisown words ‘the hard way’. His eventful 5,000 mile journey took him across Russia, Mongolia and China.

18 December 2019

Jenny McLaughlin, King Alfred Probus Club

"Global Education And Leadership"

Global Education through the eyes of retired International School PrincipalJenny’s career in education spanned forty years. Her early years in primary school classrooms fuelled her desire to explore education in many varied settings different levels at home and abroad. Her post at before three years ago was Elementary Principal at Danube International School, Vienna.

15 January 2020

Dr Simon Roffey

"Winchester's Medieval Hospital; Secrets Of The Dead"

Dr. Roffey is Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Winchester. He co-directed the excavation of the Medieval Hospital - sometimes referred to as the Leper Hospital - near to St. Swithun’s School.

19 February 2020

Steve Broadbent

"The Solar System"

Steve has been interested in astronomy since childhood when he sold his extensive train set to buy his first Newtonian reflector telescope. Towards the end of a career at the University of Portsmouth he joined Hampshire AstronomicalGroup and is now its Chairman pursuing his interests in astronomical photometry and spectroscopy.

18 March 2020

John Field

"The Amazing World Of Magic"

John Field has been performing magic for over 40 years. He is an elected Member of the prestigious Inner Magic Circle. His interest dates back to the magic set he received as a gift at the age of 9. He is also a successful practising senior solicitor.

15 April 2020

Members Of KAPC

Annual General Meeting